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1942

Pennwood was founded in 1942 by Newell E. Coxon Sr. and is located in East Berlin, Pennsylvania, USA. It began as a sawmill with two (2) drying kilns and woodworking equipment. The featured product at the time was wooden heels for ladies shoes.

1950s

Pennwood expands its product line to include picture frame mouldings.

1960s

Newell “Skip” Coxon, Jr. takes over Pennwwod as president. A reorganization and expansion included the addition of kitchen cabinet mouldings and cabinet parts.

1970s

Pennwood expands into flooring as it begins manufacturing parquet flooring systems under contract with Arco Chemical Corp. This product gradually evolved into Pennwood's twelve-inch, full-perimeter tongue and groove parquet flooring.

1980s

Another plant was added and the product line was expanded again with the addition of manufacturing grandfather clock cases and miscellaneous furniture items. The Parquet Flooring Division was sold to PermaGrain in 1985.

1990s

Pennwood begins to manufacture its extensive line of moldings. The grandfather clock case plant is sold to a Washington DC retail furniture chain.

2000s

Kraig Coxon joins the Pennwood team and is currently Executive Vice President.

Pennwood expands its focus to include prefinishing of its products.

They also add premium hardwood pellets to their product line.

In 2013, Pennwood adds a new, state-of-the-art distribution center.

History

The Beginning

Founded in 1942, Pennwood Products manufactures high quality, prefinished hardwood moldings. Other products include thin strip flooring, unfinished hardwood moldings, RetroTreads,® RetroRisers,TM and premium wood fuel pellets. Pennwood premium wood pellets are a true "green" heat source recycled from wood fibers accumulated from our sawing, machining and sanding processes.

We continuously strive to exceed our customer’s expectations in quality, delivery, and price through continuous improvement in cost reduction, quality control, and customer interaction.

A Strategic Location

Situated on more than sixteen acres of land in south central Pennsylvania, this geographic location is strategic to a good lumber supply and to serving the densely populated Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states. The factory is approximately a two hour drive from Philadelphia and Washington and one and one-half hour drive from the port of Baltimore. This port gives excellent access and competitive containerized freight rates to Europe, Asia, and all parts of the world.

A Quality Workforce

We have a highly skilled and loyal workforce, many whom have been with Pennwood for years. Some of our employees are second generation Pennwood family, continuing and carrying on the tradition of Pennwood excellence. In April of 2002, a third generation of family joined Pennwood, namely, Kraig N. Coxon, the son of Newell Coxon, Jr. Kraig holds the position of Executive Vice President.