Who’s Who in Hardwoods

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Teresa Moorman is the lumber purchasing agent and Director of Human Resources and Environmental Coordinator for Mid-America Cabinets Inc., located in Gentry, AR. Her current responsibilities include all purchasing, hiring of new employees and filing state and federal environmental reports.

Mid-America Cabinets purchases 700,000 board feet per year of Hard Brown Maple, Red Oak and Knotty Alder (No. 1 Common, Surfaced and 15/16).

Mid-America Cabinets’ market is the Smulti-family industry, as well as retirement facilities, with kitchen and bath cabinet and countertop solutions, focusing on providing services on time and on budget. The company offers severe-use cabinets and can work on jobs requiring no added urea formaldehyde specifications. 

Mid-America Cabinets is a member of the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association.

Moorman graduated from McDonald County High School, located in Anderson, MO, in 1979 and Missouri Southern State University, located in Joplin, MO, in 1982. She has worked at Mid-America Cabinets for 37 years.

Moorman has been church treasurer at Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church for 38 years.  She enjoys doing anything outdoors and spending time with her 12 grandchildren. She is also an avid Arkansas Razorback fan.  

For more information about Mid-America Cabinets, visit www.midamericacabinets.com.

Bret Ferguson has been the primary purchaser of lumber and plywood for Crestwood Inc. located in Salina, KS since 2000.

Crestwood is a manufacturer of fine custom cabinetry that purchases 300,000 board feet of green lumber annually of 4/4 and 5/4 thicknesses. The company offers Alder, Rift and Quartered White Oak, Red Oak, Hard and Soft Maple, Cherry, Walnut, Beech and Basswood. 

Crestwood produces custom cabinetry that is sold and distributed through dealer networks throughout the U.S. The company also manufactures custom countertops in solid surface and stone. Crestwood is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. 

Ferguson started at Crestwood 43 years ago after graduating from North Central Kansas Technical College where he learned carpentry and cabinetmaking. 

When he is not working, Ferguson enjoys restoring his 1949 Chevy pickup “Ruby,” as well as maintaining his family’s 109-year-old farmhouse. Ferguson has been happily married to his high school sweetheart, June, since 1979. 

For more information about Crestwood, visit www.crestwood-inc.com

Andre Letourneau is president/owner of West Hartford Stairs & Cabinets Inc., located in Newington, CT.

West Hartford Stairs & Cabinets manufactures custom and elliptical floating stairways, as well as custom kitchen cabinets. The company purchases a total of 200,000 board feet annually of Poplar, Red and White Oak, Hard and Soft Maple, Red Birch, Cherry, Walnut and Butternut (No. 1 Common, Select & Better and FAS). 

Some softwoods are also purchased for use in manufacturing. Certified wood is purchased at the request of customers. The company offers value-added services with its full mill operation.

Letourneau has worked at the company for nearly 46 years, with a total of 19 spent in his current position. His first job in the forest products industry was framing houses during summer months and installing wood shingle roofing beginning at age 16. 

In 1975, he began with West Hartford Stairs & Cabinets, working in the mill, framing rough stairs and installing finished stairs. Letourneau then moved into sales for the company in 1985 and into management in 1998.

He and his wife, Terry, have three daughters, a grandson and two granddaughters. In his free time, Letourneau enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing and snowmobiling. 

More information can be found by visiting www.stairsandcabinets.com.

By Miller Wood Trade Publications

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