Company

Building Products Distribution, Done Right

Our trade geography spans the upper Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States.

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Mission, Vision, and Core Values

Our Mission

Eastern Engineered Wood Products is a two-step wholesale distribution company, focused solely on selling engineered lumber to the building supply trade.

We are a family owned business that takes pride in providing quality products and service. We strive to learn and grow, consistently implementing quality and process improvements, so we can be a preferred and trusted partner for our customers.

We are dedicated to safety. We diligently track, promote, and reward safety-minded practices and behaviors.
We are a team of experienced employees committed to fostering a work environment which is encouraging and respectful of our employees thereby promoting dedication, productivity, teamwork, and longevity.

Our Vision & Core Values

An exceptional customer experience is the foundation upon which we shall build our future.

  • Integrity
  • Reliability
  • Dependability
  • Accountability
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Commitment
  • Trustworthiness
  • Respectfulness

Our Teams

Each and every employee here at Eastern Engineered Wood Products contributes to our overall commitment. Here’s how:

Our experienced technical team combines their extensive knowledge and state-of-the-art tools to generate product placement drawings from architects’ blueprints, troubleshoot installations or repairs and provide highly accurate recommendations. They collaborate with design professionals, builders and building inspectors in order to simplify and streamline our customers’ projects.

Our sales team is comprised of knowledgeable experts dedicated solely to engineered wood. Comfortable in the dealer’s office or with their boots on the ground on a contractor’s job site, their background and experience help them to serve in a consultative role as an extension of our customers’ sales teams.

Our customer service team is a high-energy group of professionals with a willing and can-do attitude. They are committed to quickly and accurately process orders and schedule deliveries. Because we know our customers are busy people, our aim, whenever possible, is to handle your request with a one-call resolution, accepting the order and confirming a delivery date before we hang up the phone.

Our operations team consists of skilled material handlers, order fabricators and quality assurance experts who are dedicated to serving our customers by safely and efficiently cutting, assembling, and loading orders. With the visual appearance of your order and its accuracy being top priorities, this team works effectively to package shipments in a way that makes sense for the end user.

Our talented team of truck-driving professionals is committed to safe and timely deliveries of material to our customers. Because our drivers often see the same customers on a daily basis, we don’t believe in outsourcing this critical component of our customer service. Their days begin in the early-morning hours in order to get deliveries to our customers as early as possible in the business day.

Our accounting team, made up of enthusiastic and experienced professionals, are responsible for financial accounting, accounts receivable and payable, human resources, information technology and employee events. Organized and accurate by nature, they strive to make a pleasant and trouble-free experience for our customers, suppliers, vendors and employees. This group of individuals understands that people and relationships, along with numbers, drive our company’s success.

History

Eastern Engineered Wood Products was established in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1998; it was one of the first distribution companies that specialized exclusively in engineered wood products. This specialization was a bold step that allowed us to focus on the specific needs of our customers with one of their more complicated and logistically challenging product lines.

Learning that our customers expected more than they were getting from our competitors, we focused keenly on their feedback and were fortunate to have some early successes and extraordinary growth. This growth compelled us to search out a larger property with rail service on which to consolidate our three Lehigh Valley locations.

In 2006, we purchased a 45 acre parcel on the former site of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation and began construction on a brand-new 66,000 square foot facility sitting on 35 paved acres of yard space – the largest distribution center of its kind! The new facility, which we moved into in June of the following year, gave us an impressive foundation on which to build our future.

2007 marked the beginning of a US economic recession and subsequent collapse of the housing market. Companies at all levels of the supply channel struggled to survive in the following years and many failed. These were tough years but we entrenched and focused even more keenly on becoming a better service organization. In 2008, we invested in and launched a new quality initiative that challenged us to raise the bar on all of our customer service measurements.

2012 marked the beginning of another period of growth and we undertook several exciting new initiatives over the next three years, including establishing our new private label branded StructurePRO LVL® and expanding the brand into Treated Glulam and SPI-90 series LVL flanged I-Joists.

Timeline

  • 1998
    • Company founded in Allentown, PA
  • 2002
    • Added additional railserved yard location in Bethlehem, PA
    • Introduced 1.8e, 3000F Weldwood LVL to the market (Weldwood was later acquired by West Fraser).
  • 2003
    • Added second Allentown location
  • 2004
    • Began a direct relationship with Nordic Engineered Wood and expanded market share of solid lumber flanged I-Joists in the Northeast
    • Joined the North American Wholesale Lumber Association (NAWLA)
  • 2005
    • Worked closely with Rosboro to introduce Pressure-Treated Southern Pine Glulam Beams
    • Expanded our truck fleet to 13 tractor trailers
  • 2006
    • Acquired 45 acres of the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation and began construction
    • Geographic expansion – Long Island, NY
  • 2007
    • Consolidated three Lehigh Valley locations to our new Distribution Center in Bethlehem, PA
  • 2008
    • Launched quality initiative
  • 2009
    • Geographic expansion – DelMarVa Peninsula
  • 2012
    • Established our private label brand and introduced StructurePRO LVL®
    • Geographic expansion – Western Connecticut
    • iStruct design software conversion
  • 2013
    • Introduced StructurePRO Treated Glulam
  • 2015
    • Introduced StructurePRO SPI-90 series I-Joists
    • Named Business of the Year in the 36-100 employees category by Lehigh Valley Business
  • 2016
    • eWood-LINK  business unit formed
    • Geographic expansion – Maryland and Northern Virginia

484.853.3100

...Eastern has always supported us with real service... Most of all they have great people that can make decisions on their own or will get back to you promptly... Many of their competitors have approached us since 1998 with strong offers to change our allegiance but Eastern has earned our loyalty.

Lumber Dealer from Pennsylvania

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