Who’s Who in Import/Exports October-November 2022 

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Scott Wood is responsible for lumber sales, gunstock sales and lumber purchasing at Midwest Walnut Co., located in Willow Springs, MO.
Midwest Walnut offers Walnut lumber from 4/4 through 20/4 thicknesses, with an annual production of 6 million board feet. The company also manufactures fancy gunstock blanks and dimension. Special services and features offered include all grades of veneer and lumber logs in several different species.
Midwest Walnut has been exporting its products since the late 1960s and was among the first U.S. hardwood lumber suppliers to obtain an export license for Walnut. The company has over 50 years of experience in exporting.
Midwest Walnut is a member of the National Hardwood Lumber Association, Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association, American Hardwood Export Council, and American Walnut Manufacturers Association.
Wood has been in his current position for about 10 years. Previous experience includes working at Legacy Wood Products, Concannon Lumber, and North Pacific, all located in West Plains, MO.
A graduate of West Plains High School, based in West Plains, MO, he is married to Bobbie Wood.
For more information, visit www.midwestwalnut.com.

Curtis “CJ” Struyk Jr. is Vice President of TMX Shipping Co., Inc., based in Morehead City, NC.
TMX Shipping Co. is an international Freight Forwarder that specializes in exporting wood products. The company prides itself on top-notch customer service and competitive pricing.
Struyk has been with TMX Shipping Co. for six years, and has been in his current position for three years. He has played an integral role in process improvement and using technology to advance TMX’s ability to serve their customers.
Struyk graduated from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, with a bachelor’s degree in industrial distribution and logistics. In his spare time, Struyk Jr. enjoys sports (he played center for the ECU football team), fishing, hunting, traveling with friends, and spending time with his family.
TMX Shipping Co. is a member of American Hardwood Export Council, National Hardwood Lumber Association, Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association, American Walnut Manufacturers Association, Lake States Lumber Association, Appalachian Lumbermen’s Club, Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc., Hardwood Federation, Western Hardwood Association, and National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America.
More information is available at www.tmxship.com.

Trent Yoder is Chief Operating Officer and Export Sales for Yoder Lumber Co./Rolling Ridge Woods in Millersburg, OH.
The company manufactures 11 million board feet of hardwood and its concentration yard dries 13 million board feet of kiln-dried lumber annually. Species include Red and White Oak, Hard and Soft Maple, Poplar, Cherry, Ash, and Hickory (No. 2 Common and Better) 4/4 thickness, kiln-dried, green, rough and surfaced. S2S and Rip are available.
Yoder Lumber Co./Rolling Ridge Woods also makes components for customers to assemble as well as treads, risers and newel posts for the stair manufacturing industry.
Yoder Lumber Co./Rolling Ridge Woods is a member of National Hardwood Lumber Association, Hardwood Manufacturers Association, Ohio Forestry Association, Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc., Wood Components Manufacturers Association, Appalachian Lumbermen’s Club, Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association, Ohio Valley Lumber Drying Association and Wood Products Manufacturers Association.
Yoder started at the company 25 years ago, stacking lumber off of a gang saw in its pallet shop. Yoder, who has been COO for five years, holds an associate’s degree in business management from Kent State University in Kent, OH.
In his spare time, Yoder enjoys woodworking, fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with his family. He and his wife of 13 years, Marissa, have two daughters.
Learn more at www.yoderlumber.com.

By Miller Wood Trade Publications

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