AWF History

AWF History

1966

1966

Frank & Joy Faehner start Eastern Wood Fibers in Jessup, Maryland. Baltimore Sawdust Company in Silver Spring, MD was purchased soon after.

1978

1978

Eastern Wood Fibers opens Jessup, Maryland Plant. Industrial Fibers business growing rapidly.

1984

1984

Eastern Wood Fibers opens a plant in Schofield, Wisconsin. Servicing customers and suppliers in the upper Midwest.

1989

1989

Eastern Wood Fibers becomes American Wood Fibers to better reflect our expanding footprint.

1991

1991

American Wood Fibers opens Lebanon, Kentucky Plant. Pet bedding business grows to include small animal, dog, horse and large animal bedding products.

1996

1996

AWF purchases Red Cedar of Nebraska.

1997

1997

AWF opens Marysville, California, plant.

1997

1997

Ed Leland hired as President and Frank Faehner becomes Chief Executive Officer.

1999

1999

AWF relocates plant from Struthers to Circleville, Ohio.

2001

2001

AWF opens Marshall, Texas, plant.

2005

2005

AWF adds wood pellet production to Circleville. Frank Faehner retires, Joy Faehner becomes Chairperson.

2007

2007

AWF purchases Mountain Wood Products in Sugar Grove, VA.

2009

2009

AWF relocates Sugar Grove plant to Marion, Virginia.

2009

2009

On October 4, 2009 Frank Faehner, our Company Founder, Husband, Father & Friend passes away peacefully. The AWF Family will miss his energy and passion, but his fighting spirit will live on.

2011

2011

AWF purchases California Wood Shavings in Jamestown, California.

2014

2014

Ed Leland retires and Stephen Faehner takes over as President/CEO.

2015

2015

AWF purchases Lost Coast Forest Products adding firewood, kindling, & pinecones to our product assortment.

2016

2016

AWF celebrates our 50th Anniversary.