Who’s Who in Hardwoods

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William Heidler has been in sales and purchasing at Heidler Hardwood Lumber Co. for four years.

Heidler Hardwood Lumber, centered in Chicago, IL, is a moulding manufacturer and distributor that offers over 40 species of high-grade Hardwood lumber from 4/4 to 16/4 domestic and imports. Heidler Hardwood stocks approximately two million board feet total. Products include surfaced and ripped lumber, moulder blanks, custom mouldings, and wide plank long-length flooring. Heidler Hardwood specializes in profile-sanded mouldings and provides extra thick stock (up to 16/4 in Red and White Oak, Walnut, Ash, etc.). The distribution yard is a member of the National Hardwood Lumber Association, Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association, Hardwood Distributors Association and Architectural Woodwork Institute. 

Heidler began at Heidler Hardwood Lumber Co. as a salesman six years ago. He graduated with a B.A. degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Kentucky in 2014 (Go ‘Cats!).

Heidler has been happily married to his wife Erica for what will be a year July 2021. They are currently expecting their first child. Heidler’s hobbies include spending time with family and friends, boating, and traveling. 

For more information, visit www.heidlerhardwood.com.

Kenneth M. Spitulski is CEO and owner of KenCraft Company Inc., located in Toledo, OH.

KenCraft Company is a manufacturer of stock and custom mouldings, as well as offers 3/8 by 1.5-inch Red Oak flooring and manufactures other millwork. The company purchases 100,000 board feet per year of Ash, Basswood, Birch, Red and White Oak, Cherry, Hard and Soft Maple, Poplar, and Walnut (FAS 4/4-8/4). KenCraft also offers six thicknesses of Baltic Birch plywood and various imported species of Hardwood.

The company operates a 12,000-square-foot retail and warehouse facility that offers random width and length Hardwood, S4S, thin-stock lumber and dust collector sheet metal fittings for small millwork shops.

Spitulski founded KenCraft Company in 1965 as a remodeling contractor, building garages, cabinets and furniture, as well as refurbishing old homes.

Spitulski’s duties include lumber purchasing, and overseeing day-to-day operations and management of the company, duties he shares with his son, Tracy.

Spitulski has been married for 55 years to Virginia. They have one son and one daughter, one grandson, and three granddaughters. 

For more information visit www.kencraftcompany.com.

John Allan is owner of Arkansas Wood Doors, a manufacturer based in Pottsville, AR. His firm purchases 100,000 board feet per year of No. 1 Common and No. 2 Common in most Hardwood species grown in North America. With this lumber, Arkansas Wood Doors manufactures wood and 3DL cabinet doors/components, veneer RP inserts and custom RTA cabinets. This company carries out pre-finish and matching of colors as well as custom finishing with its flat line finish system. 

Allan’s first job in the forest products industry was with Arkansas Wood Doors, beginning in 1977. In the early 1990s, Allan managed a European manufacturing and distribution facility, making multiple trips to Russia and the Ukraine, consulting with Russian wood products manufacturers in processes and upgrading systems and equipment.

Allan graduated from a two-year junior college in Illinois. In his free time, he enjoys trout fishing, traveling and time spent with his family. He and his wife of 21 years have two grown daughters.

Visit www.arkansaswooddoors.com.

By Miller Wood Trade Publications

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