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Northwest Hardwoods Completes Acquisition

Tacoma, Washington, USA 23 February 2015 -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Northwest Hardwoods Inc. (NWH) has recently completed the acquisition of Industrial Timber & Lumber Company (ITL) based in Beachwood, Ohio. NWH is headquartered in Tacoma, WA and has operations in the United States, Canada, China, and Japan.

ITL is one of the largest global suppliers of North American hardwood. It sells over 200 million board feet of high quality hardwood lumber annually and has approximately 400 employees. ITL owns two integrated sawmills, four concentration yards and one dedicated service center with operations in Ohio, West Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

"We couldn't be more pleased to acquire a great company like ITL to better serve our customers. NWH is adding a business with highly motivated and experienced employees, outstanding quality products, highly automated and efficient mills, and an attractive worldwide customer base that relies on ITL for essential products and industry leading customer service. The highly respected ITL brand name is the perfect compliment to the NWH brand which has been recognized as the 'Gold Standard' for hardwood for nearly 45 years," said TJ Rosengarth, President and CEO for NWH.

"Our employees are very excited about this combination of two great companies. Our customers have grown accustomed to the high quality products and industry leading service model that ITL provides. This combination with NWH will allow us to better serve those customers with an even wider array of products" said Larry Evans, President of ITL who will continue to lead the ITL organization for NWH as it operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of NWH.

About Northwest Hardwoods

Northwest Hardwoods, Inc., with approximately 1,600 employees, is the leading manufacturer of high quality hardwood lumber in North America. It manufactures and sells 15 species of hardwood lumber, including Alder, Oak, Maple, Cherry, Yellow Poplar and Walnut. Operations include a network of fifteen primary sawmills, five concentration yards, one remanufacturing plant and regional warehouse locations to serve our customer base.


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