Kretz Lumber is an employee-owned, vertically integrated, global
forest products company. With more than 75 years of forest
stewardship and production expertise, we are able to ensure quality
throughout the manufacturing process from the forest to the
finished product. Our hardwoods are harvested from the abundant
resources of the Great Lakes region.
Short growing seasons, cold weather, and rich glacial soils produce
lumber revered for its tight grain pattern and uniformity of color.
Our foresters manage 9,000 acres of company-owned forestland and
thousands of acres of privately-owned forestland. As good stewards,
Kretz promotes and practices sustainable forest management ensuring
the vitality of the number one renewable resource in the world.
Our people are our company. Organized as an Employee Stock
Ownership Plan, Kretz employees own the company. Pride in work,
quality of product, and continuous process improvement are more
than slogans. They explain who we are, what we do and the products
we make. Our 115 employees provide the very best we are committed
to be the benchmark of excellence.
To maximize utilization of our forest resource and control quality,
- Two sawmills processing 18 million board feet of lumber annually.
- Thirteen kilns drying 13 million board feet of lumber annually.
- 48,000 square foot dimension and millwork manufacturing facility.
- Trucking fleet delivering raw material and finished goods.
Our experience and expertise in these combined areas set us apart.
Vertical integration allows us step-by-step control from raw
material through manufacturing to produce a quality difference.