GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Wood products leader Universal Forest Products has acquired Michigan-based Wolverine Wood Products, a maker of wood panel components for furniture, store fixtures, and casegoods.
 
The acquisition will expand Universal’s capacity to produce value-added wood components for customers in the Midwest. Mike Petersen, owner and president of Wolverine Wood Products, will remain with the company as general manager.
 
“Wolverine Wood Products has grown quickly by using automation and robotics to provide its customers with the value-added services and pricing that other companies can’t provide,” said CEO Matt Missad. “We’re fortunate to have Mike Petersen and his team join the Universal family of companies. Petersen has 32 years of experience in sales and automation integration, and he’s leveraged it into a successful and quickly growing business.”
 
Wolverine has an estimated $5 million in annual sales.
 
Founded in 2008 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, by Mike and Bernadette Petersen, Wolverine Wood Products manufactures wood panel components for furniture, store fixtures and case goods, with anticipated annual sales of $5 
 
“Universal Forest Products is a world-class company with exceptional people and an excellent market reputation,” said Petersen. “This will allow Wolverine to continue to expand its market presence as well as synergize with other Universal affiliates. We are very excited to join the Universal family of companies and to continue to leverage experience and technology to solve manufacturing problems.”
 
Universal Forest Products, Inc. is a holding company whose subsidiaries supply wood, wood composite, and other products to three robust markets: retail, construction and industrial.  Founded in 1955, the company is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with affiliates throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
 
 

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