Catawissa Lumber & Specialty Co Inc



For nearly half a century, Catawissa Lumber & Specialty Co., Inc. has provided its customers with quality hardwood components and a commitment to service that has set the industry standard. Since 1957, they have grown from a three-employee shop nestled in Catawissa, Pennsylvania to a world-class company with three modern woodworking facilities in two Appalachian forest states. They are capable of processing 25 million board feet of lumber into hundreds of thousands of wood components each year. Through the years, they have held true to family traditions of dedication to hard work, attention to details, commitment to service, and assurance of quality that were instilled upon the company since the beginning.
 
Their ever increasing customer base consists of large and small, domestic and international customers. All come to Catawissa for outstanding customer service and their famed Appalachian hardwoods. The company’s NHLA certified lumber procurement staff starts the process by personally selecting and grading our raw materials. When lumber arrives at the company facilities, it is carefully handled, stacked, seasoned, and stored to preserve its natural beauty. They personally kiln dry all lumber and monitor each step of the drying process to produce stress free lumber with an average 5 to 7 percent moisture content.
 
Acquiring and seasoning lumber is just the beginning. From there the staff combine modern technology and decades of woodworking experience to produce components to your exact specifications. Their three manufacturing facilities combine to give Catawissa Lumber & Specialty Co. over 155,000 square feet of production space ready to serve your needs. Whether you are looking for panels or semi-machined components, the company facilities are equipped to handle almost any capacity on a Just-In-Time basis. This reduces or eliminates your costs associated with carrying large inventories or owning capital intensive, in-house manufacturing facilities. Catawissa is a partner you can depend on for all your component manufacturing needs.
 
Catawissa’s Pennsylvania facilities combine for the bulk of their inventory and manufacturing. The wealth of Pennsylvania woodworkers enhance the quality and operation of both our namesake and our Paxinos facilities The company’s newest manufacturing operation is in the midst of furniture and cabinet manufacturing rich North Carolina. Although Catawissa has a brief history here, woodworking has long been strength in this area.