Sustainable Wood Products Manufacturing on Tour

By Karen Koenig | Posted: 10/07/2013 11:00AM


WCMA 2013 Plant Tour

More than 140 wood industry representatives were on hand for the Wood Component Manufacturers Assn.’s Fall Conference and Plant Tour Event, held Sept. 15-17 in Canton, OH.

The 2013 event included tours to seven wood products manufacturers and equipment supplier Eagle Machinery & Supply Inc., providing attendees an opportunity to view innovative technology and manufacturing methods. The component and dimension stock manufacturers toured included: Gerber Wood Products, Walnut Creek Planing, Keim Lumber Co., Yoder Lumber Co., Hochstetler Wood Ltd., Hiland Wood Products/Schrock’s of Walnut Creek and Miller Wood Designs. Evening receptions included tabletop exhibits from a number of industry suppliers.

The 2014 WCMA Fall Conference & Plant Tour Event will be held in Harrisburg, PA. For more information visit

Read about some of the companies featured on this year's plant tour event, with a look at how they are encouraging sustainable manufacturing.

Gerber Wood Products' Sustainable Component Manufacturing

Yoder Lumber's Sawmill to Components Wood Manufacturing

Walnut Creek's Lean & Green Wood Components

Keim Lumber's One-Stop Shop for Green Millwork

Hochstetler Wood's Vertically Integrated Manufacturing Plan

Hiland Wood's Component & Casket Making Capabilities

Miller Wood Expands Component Capabilities


About the Author

Karen M. Koenig

Karen M. Koenig has more than 25 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As Editor-in-Chief of Woodworking Network magazine (formerly Wood & Wood Products), Karen’s primary responsibilities include spearheading the writing, editing and coordinating of the editorial content of the publication, along with the Red Book resource guide and the Red Book online source and supply directory ( She is also a frequent contributor to other Woodworking Network online and print media. She can be reached at or Google+.

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