Overseas Hardwoods Company (OHC), an importer and distributor of High-Performance Lumber Products since 1967, for the transportation, outdoor living, millwork, and marine industries, has acquired Woods Unlimited (Oakland, CA), a hardwood importer and distributor of transportation flooring and components.
“We are thrilled to join forces with Woods Unlimited and have the opportunity to expand our business on the West Coast. This will enhance our ability to better serve our national accounts who have operations out West. Increased geographical reach for OHC with more product offerings for that part of the U.S. makes this synergy exciting.”, says Lee Robinson, Jr., President of OHC.
Woods Unlimited was founded in 1974 by John Buchanan, an exotic lumber enthusiast, and later purchased by Alan Shiffler in 2005. With a background in accounting and finance, Shiffler saw the opportunity to make a difference in a fragmented market and shift the direction of the company to concentrate primarily on the truck and trailer industry. “Understanding our role as a supply chain partner to our transportation industry customers, fosters a valued and mutual respect for our respective positions. Without the support of our customers who depend on our economical price, high quality products, and unmatched customer service, we would not exist.”, says Shiffler, who will continue managing the operations on the west coast for OHC.
A third generation of lumber men and women, the Robinson family, owners of OHC are deeply rooted in the lumber industry. With its core compelling focus of solving customers’ problems, the company continues to attract excellent people and new opportunities. According to Bill Schaffer, VP of Sales, OHC ,“This acquisition of Woods Unlimited is a very good fit. Not only will this create opportunities nationally, but we will also be able to increase volume and product mix through our west coast facilities, while providing a workable succession plan for our good friend Alan.” OHC operates facilities in Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Wisconsin, and California.