Timber Products has sustained a tremendous rate of growth for more than nine decades. We're now one of the nation’s most diversified manufacturing resources for the highest-quality wood products.
John Tomlin started the Tomlin Box Company in 1918 and manufactured wooden boxes to hold agricultural products. He changed his company’s name to Timber Products Company in 1930 and transformed the firm into a sawmill, processing mostly pine lumber.
Timber Products constructed a veneer plant and a plywood plant in Medford, Oregon. In 1949, Wil Gonyea purchased Umpqua Plywood with Jay Pritzker and the Pritzker family, a partnership that has lasted more than 60 years in various business ventures, involving four generations of Gonyeas and three generations of Pritzkers.
Gonyeas purchased Michigan-California Lumber Company with 114,000 acres in Northern California and re-named the company Michigan-California Timber Company (MCTC)