About Us

For three generations, our family-owned operation has managed and maintained over 50,000 acres of prime Northern Appalachian timberland.  Our modern manufacturing facility enables us to compete with any hardwood sawmill or wood component manufacturer in the world.

History

Early Beginnings

emptyWith our roots starting in 1938, we have grown into a world class supplier of hardwood lumber, wood components, and finished wood products including fine cabinetry and furniture, architectural mouldings and emptymillwork, custom doors and entry systems, stair systems, wood flooring, and timber frame components. E.C. Grimm, Sr. (pictured left on the far right, and pictured right), the first generation and our grandfather, started it all. He was a simple, yet wise businessman, using primitive methods, by today’s standards, to produce a product to satisfy a customer need. His honesty and integrity still shines today and will continue to the next generation, regardless of the company growth and direction.

1960's-1980's

emptyMax Messenger (pictured right, on the far right), the second generation, and our father, continued the business with honesty and integrity, and grew the company in the 1980’s. He brought his ability to manage risk and grew the company from a small producer of green lumber to a significantly sized company supplying distribution yards throughout the United States with kiln dried hardwood lumber. During his tenure, he continued to buy forestland and always managed this land with an eye towards future generations.

 

 

1980's to Present

Jeff & Reg MessengerToday, brothers Reg and Jeff Messenger, the third generation, continue with the same long-term perspective towards future generations. Honesty and integrity are still the foundation for the company as it has continued to evolve under their management for the past twenty years. Major land purchases, sawmill optimization, entry in the wood component business, and increased finished product sales have been their contribution to the company. Through linear integration, they have taken a sawmill producing commodity products and transformed it into a world-class producer of wood components and finished wood products.

 

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Facilities

FacilitiesWood Products utilizes the most modern sawmill and component manufacturing equipment known to the hardwood industry.  Its use of scanners and sophisticated production software, eliminates human error and guarantees maximum utilization of a tree.  Every part of the tree is used for some lumber product or is converted to steam in order to kiln dry lumber or heat our facility.  Our twenty-six acre facility and some of the equipment capability are pictured below.  We do not disclose many specifics of our operation, as we consider many machine areas to be trade secrets.  Much of what we have to offer was learned over many decades of trial and error. We have learned the old-fashioned way—success and failure.  Seventy years filled with learning our trade from the ground floor up.

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Staff

Officers

 
Reg Messegner

Reg Messenger - President

RMessenger@WoodProductsInc.com
(301) 616-9453

Jeff Messenger

Jeff Messenger - Vice President

JMessenger@WoodProductsInc.com
(301) 616-9451

 

Forestry

John Forman

John Forman - Vice President (Resources)

JForman@WoodProductsInc.com
(301) 616-1021

Phil Kisner

Phillip Kisner - Forester

PKisner@WoodProductsInc.com |
(301) 616-0934

 

Steve Broadwater

Steve Broadwater - Forestry Technician

SBroadwater@WoodProductsInc.com
(301) 616-4694

   

Sales

Joe Moats

Joe Moats - Salesman

JMoats@WoodProductsInc.com |
(301) 616-9465

   
Ed Carr

Ed Carr - Salesman

ECarr@WoodProductsInc.com
301-616-9452

   
Brian Brown Brian Brown - Salesman
BBrown@Woodproductsinc.com
304-906-9353

Accounting

Sheila Reese & Erica Sanders

Sheila Reese

SReese@WoodProductsInc.com

 

Erica Sanders

ESanders@WoodProductsInc.com

 

 

 

   

Production

John Forman

John Forman
Plant Manager/Finished Components &
Cabinetry

JForman@WoodProductsInc.com
(301) 616-1021

 

Dave Hardesty
Plant Manager/Moulding & Semi-Finished Components

DHardesty@WoodProductsInc.com

Jennings Freeland

Jennings Freeland
Sawmill Production Manager

JFreeland@WoodProductsInc.com

   

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Environmental Policy

Environmental PolicyWe do not just follow the guidelines set forth by FSC and SFI, but carry our commitment one step further.  We are not managing our forests in order to satisfy government policies, meet the criteria of some industry organization, or to sell our customers “green” product at a higher price.  We are committed to managing our forestland for future generations and the long-term viability of our company.

 

 

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Affiliates

Messenger Limited Partnership, LLLP
Hardwood Interiors, Inc.
WoodArtisan Custom Cabinetry

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Location

Main Office

Address:

442 South 8th
Oakland, MD 21550

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