Integrity is always doing the right thing, even when no one is looking, and even when the choice isn’t easy.
When the two Mac’s, Paul McCracken and Bill McPherson, created the company in 1959, they laid the foundation for what quickly became one of the most successful lumber and plywood wholesale companies in the United States. That foundation was based on uncompromising integrity and professionalism with our customers and suppliers alike. Throughout the 1960s, Tumac expanded rapidly by focusing on buying and selling North American wood products. In the 1970s, Tumac moved into the international markets, including Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean. As the next generation of employees took over in the 1990s, the company again significantly grew with further development of offshore supply serving the needs of industrial users and manufacturers in North America. In early 2010, we established the operating division Tumac Commodities expanding into the specialty food, feed, and commodity markets.
Founded in Portland, Oregon, Tumac trades goods worldwide and distributes wood products through our wholly-owned subsidiaries, Disdero Lumber in Clackamas, Oregon, and Specialty Wood Products in Aurora, Colorado.
Today, Tumac actively maintains strategic inventories in over 50 locations throughout North America.
The integrity and vision of our founders continue to serve the company’s success today. Tumac remains closely held by a select group of key and active employees, just as it did over six decades ago. Our trade merchants are industry-known performers averaging over 20 years of experience.
Testaments to our success are not only our longevity but our financial strength. We have been profitable every year since our inception despite significant challenges in the market over these many years. How do we consistently achieve this? Conservative management, an eye toward the future, and the integrity and professionalism our long-time suppliers and customers have come to rely on.
As our world changes, Tumac continues to challenge our business model to maintain your trust, bring exemplary service, and deliver on price. We thank our many customers and suppliers for their ongoing support and look forward to new opportunities.
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- American Hardwood Export Council
- Crane Rental Association of Canada
- Columbia River Customs Broker & Forwarders Association
- Evergreen Building Products Association
- International Wood Products Association
- Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association
- National Hardwood Lumber Association
- North American Wholesale Lumber Association Inc.
- Southern Pine Council
- Temperate Forest Foundation
- Western Red Cedar Lumber Association
- Western Wood Products Association
- Wood Moulding & Millwork Producers Association
- World Forestry Center