Frank & Joy Faehner start Eastern Wood Fibers in Jessup, Maryland. Baltimore Sawdust Company in Silver Spring, MD was purchased soon after.
Eastern Wood Fibers opens Jessup, Maryland Plant. Industrial Fibers business growing rapidly.
Eastern Wood Fibers opens a plant in Schofield, Wisconsin. Servicing customers and suppliers in the upper Midwest.
Eastern Wood Fibers becomes American Wood Fibers to better reflect our expanding footprint.
Pella, IA plant opened on 2 acres next door to Pella Windows facility.
American Wood Fibers opens Lebanon, Kentucky Plant. Pet bedding business grows to include small animal, dog, horse and large animal bedding products.
AWF purchases Red Cedar of Nebraska.
AWF opens Marysville, California, plant.
Ed Leland hired as President and Frank Faehner becomes Chief Executive Officer.
AWF relocates plant from Struthers to Circleville, Ohio.
AWF opens Marshall, Texas, plant.
AWF adds wood pellet production to Circleville. Frank Faehner retires, Joy Faehner becomes Chairperson.
AWF purchases Mountain Wood Products in Sugar Grove, VA.
AWF relocates Sugar Grove plant to Marion, Virginia.
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.
AWF purchases California Wood Shavings in Jamestown, California.
Ed Leland retires and Stephen Faehner takes over as President/CEO.
AWF purchases Lost Coast Forest Products adding firewood, kindling, & pinecones to our product assortment.
AWF celebrates our 50th anniversary.
AWF inaugurates a new plant in Laurinburg.
Work at AWF
A long history of excellence
Family-owned for four generations, we continue to grow and expand every day. Our employees enjoy working in a family environment and take pride in the quality, American-made products they produce.