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More than 100 Years
in the Timber Industry

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.

2021

A NEW MEINAN LATHE IS INSTALLED IN SOFTWOOD VENEER MILL IN YREKA, CA

The new Meinan Lathe is the first 10’ lathe in North America with in-line green veneer composing

2020

A NEW RELOAD WAREHOUSE IS PURCHASED BY TP LOGISTICS IN THOMSON, GA


2016

AMPINE PARTICLEBAORD PLANT ACQUIRED FROM SIERRAPINE IN MARTELL, CA

2011

GONYEAS PURCHASED MICHIGAN-CALIFORNIA LUMBER COMPANY WITH 114,000 ACRES IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND RE-NAMED THE COMPANY MICHIGAN-CALIFORNIA TIMBER COMPANY (MCTC)

2004

TP GRANTS PASS PURCHASED A NEW MILL AND RE-TOOLED IT FOR SOFTWOOD PLYWOOD AND HARDWOOD PLYWOOD

2000

TP MISSISSIPPI PURCHASED A NEW MILL IN CORINTH, MS, AND RE-TOOLED IT FOR HARDWOOD PLYWOOD

1993

ACQUIRED TIMBER PRODUCTS MISSISSIPPI IN CORINTH, MS FROM STATES INDUSTRIES

The facility includes a hardwood veneer and hardwood lumber facility in Munising, MI

1991

TIMBER PRODUCTS ACQUIRED SPECTRUM FROM MEDFORD CORPORATION

The facility was originally named Sel-Ply, then Color-Lam and then Spectrum

1988

TP MICHIGAN LIMITED PARTNERSHIP ACQUIRED FROM CLEVELAND CLIFFS CORP

The facility includes a hardwood veneer and hardwood lumber facility in Munising, MI

1987

TIMBER PRODUCTS TRUCKING WAS INCORPORATED AND MOVED TO TABLE ROCK ROAD FACILITY IN CENTRAL POINT, OR

The new company includes White City Plywood, Tim-Ply Plywood, and Timber Products Sales Co.

1986

COMPANY RE-STRUCTED INTO ONE COMPANY: TIMBER PRODUCTS CO. LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

The new company includes White City Plywood, Tim-Ply Plywood, and Timber Products Sales Co.

1970

ACQUIRED A SOFTWOOD VENEER PLANT FROM GEORGIA-PACIFIC IN YREKA, CA

1969

TIMBER PRODUCTS COMPANY ACQUIRED JOSEPHINE COUNTY PLYWOOD CORPORATION

The facility is renamed Tim-Ply Plywood. It is a Douglas-Fir specialty plant in Grants Pass, OR

1966

TIMBER PRODUCTS COMPANY CONSTRUCTED MEDFORD PARTICLEBOARD PLANT

1965

MICHIGAN CALIFORNIA LUMBER COMPANY WAS ACQUIRED BY THE GONYEAS, PRITZKERS, PEEKS, BLODGETTS & MR. JOHN SHELK

1964

TRUCKING DIVISION ESTABLISHED AT WHITE CITY PLYWOOD

1962

TIMBER PRODUCTS COMPANY AQCUIRED WHITE CITY PLYWOOD

Yreka, CA

1949

WIL GONYEA PURCHASED UMPQUA PLYWOOD WITH JAY PRITZKER AND THE PRTIZKER FAMILY

This partnership lasted more than 60 years in various business ventures, involving four generations of Gonyeas and three generations of Pritzkers

1946

TIMBER PRODUCTS COMPANY CONSTRUCTED A PLYWOOD PLANT IN MEDFORD, OR

1940

TIMBER PRODUCTS COMPANY CONSTRUCTED A VENEER PLANT IN MEDFORD, OR

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.

1918

Timber Products Company founded by John Tomlin

John Tomlin started the Tomlin Box Company in 1918 and manufactured wooden boxes to hold agricultural products. Tomlin Box Company was re-named Timber Products Company in 1930.