Frisco-Based Global Lumber Supplier NWH Acquires Michigan Hardwood Manufacturer

NWH—a leading global manufacturer and supplier of hardwood lumber—relocated its HQ to Frisco from the wooded climes of Spokane, Washington, in 2021. The company says its Post Hardwoods acquisition will strengthen its supply chain and enhance its hardwoods offerings.

NWH—a leading manufacturer and supplier of hardwood lumber to North America, Europe, and Asia—has acquired Post Hardwoods, a longstanding hardwood supplier and manufacturer based in Hamilton, Michigan.

We know what you’re thinking: A global lumber supplier based in the mostly flat green plains of North Texas? Well, the seed for this story was actually planted here two years ago.

Founded in 1967, NWH relocated its headquarters to Frisco from the wooded climes of Tacoma, Washington, in 2021. At the time, CEO Nathan Jeppson called the relocation “an important move for our company as we position for long-term growth, and increasingly focus on delivering a world class customer experience.” The move followed NWH’s 2020 reorganization under new ownership by Glendon Capital along with a new board of directors.

The company rebranded its corporate name from Northwest Hardwoods to NWH in 2022, saying its new identity embodied a “significant transformation” taking place across the organization along with the company’s commitment to “the simplification of the customer experience through innovation and professional excellence at every customer touchpoint.” As part of its rebranding, NWH adopted a new position: “Simple. Natural. Hardwoods.”

New acquisition ‘strengthens supply chain’

NWH said its acquisition of Post Hardwoods is a move to strengthen its supply chain and enhance its hardwoods offerings.

Founded in 1980 by brothers Bob and Junior Post, Post Hardwoods is known for delivering “high-quality and diverse hardwood lumber and logs” from the Glacial region to their customers, NWH said. The company’s 13,500-square-foot sawmill facility is located on 20 acres around 35 miles south of Grand Rapids.

“The acquisition of Post Hardwoods marks an important milestone in NWH’s growth,” Nathan Jeppson, CEO of NWH, said in a statement. “Their impressive operations complement our customer commitment to reinforce and expand our position as a global leader in hardwood supply.”

“As a long-term customer and partner of Post Hardwoods, we have first-hand experience with the exceptional quality their mill delivers,” Jeppson added. “This acquisition underscores the strength of our long-standing relationship and mutual commitment to industry excellence.”

NWH said Post Hardwoods’ extensive log sales business will enhance its own product range and flexibility, offering customers greater variety. The acquisition also gives NWH access to “an array of sought-after Glacial species,” while Post’s experience in sawing high‑quality lumber and superior sourcing capabilities “broadens NWH’s supply chain.”

Serving sectors from furniture to flooring to millwork from 40-plus facilities

Operating more than 40 manufacturing and warehousing facilities nationwide, NWH services a variety of sectors including furniture, flooring, cabinet, molding, and millwork. The company offers more than 14 hardwood species from the main U.S. growing regions, along with imported plywood and exotic lumber. NWH says it’s dedicated to sustainability, “providing only high-quality, sustainable hardwoods to protect our resources today and for future generations.”

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