IRA Members

Agri-Tool & Supply, LLC

Contact: Larry Schmedding
P.O. Box 612, Greenacres, WA, 99016
Phone: 509-928-1872
Fax: 509-926-6618
Toll Free: 800-321-5460


Allweather Wood LLC

Allweather Wood began operation in 1985 with our first lumber pressure treating facility in Washougal, Washington. In 1991, the company constructed a lumber pressure treating facility near Medford in White City, Oregon. With subsequent acquisitions, we added lumber treating facilities in Ferndale, Washington; Fort Collins and Loveland, Colorado. Allweather Wood now ranks as the largest waterborne lumber pressure treater in the Western United States. Our inventory is comprised of products that can be used for decks, fencing, and landscaping as well as docks, bridges, pole-type buildings, structural-framing lumber and agricultural-use round fence posts. Species include Ponderosa Pine, Lodgepole Pine, Hem Fir, Southern Yellow Pine, Douglas Fir and our newest addition of Redwood. We are currently treating with NatureWood (ACQ), CCA, PTI Cedartone and Borate preservatives as well as DBlaze interior fire retardant. Allweather Wood employs production practices that are environmentally responsible and highly efficient. By extending the useful life of wood products through wood preservation, we are conserving our forests as well as producing premium quality products that meet or exceed the standards of the American Wood Preservers’ Association.

Contact: J Gonzales & Ted Greb
715 Denver Ave., Loveland , CO, 80537
Phone: 970-667-4082
Fax: 970-667-0783
Toll Free: 1-800-621-0991


Arizona Log & Timberworks

Contact: Randy Nicoll
1990 West Central Avenue, Edgar, AZ, 85925
Phone: 928-333-3821
Fax: 928-333-2758


Baker Timber Products, Inc.

Baker Timber Products was founded in 1961 as a small timbering operation in the Black Hills of South Dakota. We skidded logs with horses in those days, and axes and chain saws were standard equipment. The company first started producing posts and poles and later added a sawmill of our own producing rough lumber for agriculture and building industry markets. Today our operation includes a high-tech logging operation, a whole-tree chipping operation that provides chips to a particle board plant, and a grinding operation that provides a wood waste clean-up service for both private businesses and local governments. We also produce planed and rough lumber, posts, treated wood and a variety of mulches and bagged shavings for both rural and urban markets. We are proud of our history and progress in the timber industry in South Dakota and want to continue to provide high-quality products and services to our customers.

Contact: Bill Baker
13536 S. Hwy. 16, Rapid City, SD, 57702
Phone: 605-348-8338
Fax: 605-348-0135


BJ Timber Consulting

Contact: Bernie Jacobs
4826 Country Club Lane, Missoula, MT, 59803
Phone: 406-396-0244


Bouma Post Yards

We are located near Choteau and Lincoln, Montana and have been a leading supplier of treated fencing materials and timbers to individuals, the farm and ranch community, contractors, and government agencies. We offer custom rail fencing material and custom treating service. We maintain a quality-conscious attitude and back up our treated products with a 40-year limited warranty. We design and market roundwood-processing equipment that has been tested and used in our post operation since 1953. Our Roundwood Systems equipment includes dowel mills, pointers, tenon mills, gang drills, sorters, conveyors, and live decks. We received the 2004 Montana Family Business of the Year Award from the MSU-Bozeman College of Business in recognition of our growth in the post, pole, and lumber industry, our contributions to our communities, our development of roundwood-processing equipment, and our commitment to environmental protection.

Contact: Harold Bouma or Louie Bouma
P. O. Box 106, Choteau, MT, 59422-0106
Phone: 406-466-2140
Fax: 406-466-2143


Camas Post Yard LLC

Contact: Aaron Troyer
1201 Highway 13, Grangeville, ID 83530
Phone: 208-507-1605


Carolina Strapping & Buckles Company

Contact: Craig Foss
2740 West Franklin Boulevard, Gastonia, NC, 28052
Phone: 704-349-0000
Cell Phone: 425-445-3850
Toll Free: 866-514-2867


Darrell Miller

55 Ohio Gulch Road, Clancy, MT, 59634
Phone: 406-439-4209


Dave Archer

PO Box 1219, Buffalo, WY, 82834
Phone: 307-620-5146


Forest Business Network

Contact: Craig Rawlings
PO Box 2220, Missoula, MT, 59806
Cell Phone: 406-240-0300


Forest Products Distributors, Inc.

Our headquarters, complemented by our treating facility and large remanufacturing plant, is located in Rapid City, S.D. Branch offices are located in Edina, Minn. and Buenos Aries, Argentina. We market and ship our environmentally safe finished treated products throughout the entire United States. Whether it is treated fence posts, dowel rail fencing, poles, timbers, guardrail products or anything in between, our aggressive commitment to our customers is second to none. At Forest Products, our highly trained and dedicated purchasing and sales staff is at your disposal. We maintain state-of-the-art computer networking to track orders, shipments, and inventories so our response is quick and accurate. Our entire staff of over 60 employees combine old-school expertise and cutting-edge technology, making Forest Products a leader in the roundwood forest products industry.

Contact: Ron Beaumont
Box 8088, Rapid City, SD, 57709
Phone: 605-341-6500
Fax: 605-341-1976
Toll Free: 1-800-627-3045


Hamilton Hinge Company

Contact: Loyd or Gail Beaver
486 Hamilton Heights Road, Corvallis, MT, 59828
Phone: 406-961-4086
Fax: 406-961-4076


Hills Products Group

Hills Products Group, division of Northwestern Engineering, is a forest products company located in the Black Hills of Western South Dakota. Founded in 1986, with the purchase and rebuilding of a wood preservation plant in Whitewood, SD, the company has grown to include Belle Fourche Sawmill in 1991 and McLaughlin Sawmill in 1994. Hills Products pressure treats with both MCQ and CCA; both processes are monitored by a computerized control system and knowledgeable staff to provide the best possible products. These treated products include posts, poles, specialty fencing, railings, and lumber. In addition to treated products, Hills produces pine boards, dimension lumber, planks, and timbers. With a route truck/distributing system in place, Hills also supplies FDN lumber and plywood, bridge lumber, utility poles, laminated poles, steel and wire fencing, bagged shavings, and bentonite bagged products.

Contact: Jody Parker; Bob Quickstad
PO Box 97, Whitewood, SD, 57793
Phone: 605-269-2233
Fax: 605-269-2234


Hunt's Timbers, Inc.

For the past 36 years our goals at Hunt’s Timbers Inc. have always been: 1. Create lasting relationships with all customers and community businesses. 2. Buy local raw wood materials. 3. Make local wood products into rough and finished end products. 4. Create quality wood materials. 5. Utilize all materials created from the trees, post, rails, whips that we purchase. We offer: Barn Poles 8′-25′, Fence Post 6′-12-, Split Rails, Whole Rails & Hay Pannels. Hand or Dec Rails, Archway Logs, Etc. Custom sizes also. Circle Sawn Timbers & Lumber, Custom sizes. Custom sawing up to 40′. Band Sawn & Hand Hewen Lumber & Timber Products. Planned lumber all sizes, Custom Planning. Circle Sawn Flooring, Panneling, Siding Etc. By Products, Hog Fuel, Landscape Products, Livestock Bedding, Slab Wood, Round Wood & Etc. & too many products to list here. Thank you for your support!

Contact: Robert or Russell Hunt
72682 US Highway 93, St. Ignatius, MT, 59865
Phone: 406-745-4375
Fax: 406-745-4044


Jasper Enterprises, Inc.

Contact: Lon Jasper
PO Box 102, Chattaroy, WA, 99003-0102
Phone: 509-238-6540
Fax: 509-238-4695
Toll Free: 800-238-6540


JH Baxter & Co.

Contact: Jerry Farley
4459 SE Sweetbriar Lane, Troutdale, OR, 97060
Phone: (503) 618-9155
Fax: (503) 492-1355
Toll Free: (866) 960-9703


Koppers Performance Chemicals

Koppers Performance Chemicals provides wood preservatives and state-of-the-art treating plant equipment around the world. It is a premier supplier of engineering and customized marketing services. Wood treated with preservatives from Koppers is produced by independently owned and operated wood preserving companies.

Contact: Mark Blattie
7932 East 29th Place, Denver, CO, 80238
Phone: 303-355-2709
Cell Phone: 303-475-7050


Lodgepole Products, Inc.

Lodgepole Products Co. is a family-owned and operated business. We have served the needs of the region’s farmers, ranchers, contractors, and landowners since 1975. We have since become Southeast Wyoming’s largest producer of premium Lodgepole pine fencing products, including Western Rail Fencing (2-Rail, 3-Rail, & 4-Rail), Buck & Rail Fencing, corral poles, and pressure treated posts. In addition to these products, we produce wood fence stays, gates, and livestock bedding/mulch. Our goals at Lodgepole Products are to produce top-quality products at a fair price and to serve our customers in any way possible. Whether you are a homeowner with a small acreage or a large corporate feedlot, Lodgepole Products will serve your needs with the same attention to detail and our top-quality products.

Contact: Steve & Mindy Tyser
P. O. Box 1409, Laramie, WY, 82073
Phone: 307-742-6992
Fax: 307-742-3102


Lonza Wood Protection

Contact: Robert Dennison
13601 NW 14th Pl., Vancouver, WA, 98685
Phone: 360-576-2963


Marks-Miller Post & Pole, Inc.

We have been a family-owned and operated business since 1976, producing and selling roundwood fencing materials and specialty items including deck railing and furniture stock. Our products are manufactured on site, using Lodgepole pine trees harvested locally. Care is taken at every step to best utilize our raw materials and give you a quality product with a smooth finish, free of bark, and uniform in size. We pressure-treat products that need protection against decay, using 100 percent oxide pure Osmose-brand CCA. The treatment process is monitored closely to provide you with the best product possible in an environmentally and health-conscious manner. The safety of our employees, customers and the environment is our first priority.

Contact: Gary Marks
15 Lump Gulch Road, P.O. Box 125, Clancy, MT 59643
Phone: 406-933-5981
Fax: 406-933-5921


Missoula Saws, Inc.

Contact: Brian Miller
P.O. Box 16005, 212 Commerce Street, Missoula, MT, 59808
Phone: 406-721-2580
Fax: 406-728-2557
Toll Free: 800-735-7161


Montana Manufacturing

Precision Round Wood Equipment DBA Montana Manufacturing

Contact: Dan Brown
PO Box 3164, 427 2nd Street South, Great Falls, MT, 59403
Phone: 406-727-2203
Fax: 406-727-0260
Toll Free: 800-227-2203


Montana Women In Timber

Contact: Holly McKenzie, Treasurer
2104 Barnett Road, Columbia Falls, MT, 59912
Phone: 406-892-4141


Morgan Timber Products

Quality, service and value come first! We have only sustainable, renewable, locally produced, native wood products. No bar codes or shrink wrap here! Established in 1974, our vertically integrated, family owned business manufactures a large variety of products for you. These include: western rail fence, security fence, privacy fence, buck and rail fence, field posts and rails, gates, hitching posts, barn poles, landscape squares, rough sawn lumber, blue stained T&G, S4S and log siding, specialty beams and timbers, handrail, custom roundwood products, edged slabs, firewood, bedding, colored landscape mulch, mountain mulch, playground chips and biomass. We start in the woods with our forestry work and bring the material into our mill yard. And because of our excellent utilization and removal capabilities, this enables us to bring you locally manufactured, quality wood products made by your friends, neighbors, sons and daughters.

Contact: Karen Morgan
2532 County Road 54G, Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Phone: 970-484-4065
Fax: 970-224-3739


Myrstol Post & Pole, Co.

Our first peeler was purchased in 1982. Since then we have grown and are family owned and operated with our two sons. We provide quality materials in peeled, unpeeled, and CCA treated products, made of Lodgepole pine. We also offer chips for bedding and landscaping. You will find us in the heart of Shields Valley.

Contact: Connie Myrstol
179 Brackett Creek, PO Box 19, Clyde Park, MT, 59018
Phone: 406-686-4070


Panhandle Forest Products

Panhandle Forest Products manufactures high quality roundwood products. Peeled products include fence posts, rails, utility poles, building poles, house logs, and agricultural trellis. Doweled products are log furniture rounds, nursery stakes, horse jump rails, log home railings, lattias, and engineered wood products. Panhandle can remanufacture rounds with precision length trims, points and caps, drilling and tennoning, or center sawing. We offer pressure treating, and transportation services. Panhandle operates three manufacturing facilities in Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia. We work primarily with lodgepole pine. Our resources and manufacturing capabilities give us the capability to manufacture significant volumes of roundwood products for the agricultural, log home building, fencing, landscaping, and utility industries. We offer durable attractive fencing products like doweled rail fencing and half round rail fence and jack leg fence. Panhandle maintains a large inventory and offers prompt availability on most items. For more information visit or call 888-289-7678.

Contact: Gary Suppiger
P. O. Box 250, Cocolalla, ID 83813
Phone: 208-263-4603
Fax: 208-263-3125
Toll Free: 1-888-BUY-POST


Parma Post & Pole, Inc.

Parma Post & Pole is located 40 miles west of Boise, Idaho and has been in business since 1982. We are a family-owned business that takes great care in processing only quality products and offering great customer service. Currently, we process over 160 items ranging from 1″ x 6′ tree stakes to 7″ x 25′ utility poles. Our specialty is Western Rail Doweled Fencing in 2-, 3- or 4-rail configurations. Rustic looking, extremely strong and pressure-treated for longevity, it is the fence of choice for the Western look. We ship throughout the Western U.S. and can arrange shipping or provide pricing FOB our plant. No order is too small or too complicated. From the single piece of wood you transport home to the 80,000 lineal feet of fence going to Phoenix, we can handle it. Give us a call and let us provide you with our quality wood products.

Contact: Mike Sterling
P. O. Box 899, Parma, ID 83660
Phone: 208-722-6837
Fax: 208-722-5267
Toll Free: 1-800-701-6837


Pfendler Post & Pole, Inc.

Pfendler Post & Pole, Inc. was started in April, 1985 by Leo and Sherry Pfendler. The company started as a Ma and Pa operation but has grown to nine employees, including Leo and Sherry. Sherry does the books, and Leo is a millwright. The main goal of the business is to provide a good product at a fair price.

Contact: Leo & Sherry Pfendler
P. O. Box 246, Drummond, MT 59832
Phone: 406-288-3817
Fax: 406-288-3260


Pickaroon Timber Products, Inc.

We are a small, family-owned and operated post and pole business that takes pride in producing quality roundwood products. We harvest much of our own raw materials by doing small timber restoration projects when they are available. Our yard sits on three acres where we have machinery to peel and point the lodgepole pine posts. We also custom-built a machine that produces an excellent , tight-fitting notch on buck sticks. Traditional buck fence material with the bark on is our specialty. To give our fence posts a long service life, we butt-treat them by soaking them in copper naphthenate. We’ve been satisfying customers since 1991. We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact: Scott & Anna Corwin 12 Utility Lane, Pinedale, WY 82941
Phone: 307-367-6267
Fax: 307-367-6267


Poles, Inc.

Poles, Inc. is a supplier of a variety of industrial grade wood preservatives. Used as dip treatments, brush applications, or as pressure treatments, our U. S. EPA registered wood preservatives will meet your needs. Our Copper Naphthenate solutions have been used extensively for the treatment of fence posts, and are noted for their long-term performance and beautiful buck skin color. Please contact us should you have wood preservation questions. Our 30 plus years of experience will come in handy when helping you select the proper preservative for your application. Randy S. Gross, Past President, IRA (1999-2001)

Contact: Randy S. Gross
336 Clarksley Rd., Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Phone: 719-685-0222
Fax: 719-685-3444


Porterbilt Company, Inc.

We are family-owned and operated business producing and selling small roundwood products – such as fencing, gates, log railing & furniture, and log truss systems. All of our products are manufactured on site using lodgepole pine.

Contact: Ron Porter & Ronda Taggart
1727 Hwy. 93 S., Hamilton, MT 59840
Phone: 406-363-1456
Fax: 406-363-7011


Ranch Service & Supply Co.

Ranch Supply, a family business since 1972, offers “Great Prices, Quality & Service” on a full line of fence products including wood, steel, vinyl and electric. We specialize in “Post & Rail” fence with a 30-year warranty and supply the end-user, fence contractors, distributors and government agencies in the western states. Our agricultural posts are pressure-treated with CCA or ACQ for durability, yet large orders can be treated with creosote, penta or other compounds. We can customize our fence and roundwood products to meet your needs with any number of rails and in most diameters and lengths.

Contact: Art Schaefer
20700 South Street, Ste. A, Tehachapi, CA 93561
Phone: 661-822-9101
Fax: 661-822-9102
Toll Free: 888-85F-ENCE


Roundwood Systems

Roundwood Systems specializes in manufacturing production post and pole machinery, including dowel mills, pointers, drilling machines, custom tenon heads, and pointer heads. We welcome your inquiries.

Contact: Caleb Gardner
888 Florence Street, Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-204-0065
Fax: 406-449-3465


Roundwood West Corporation

Our family-owned business, Roundwood West Corporation, is known for competitively priced, quality doweled roundwood. In 1974 my parents, David and Jan Guelff, bought a Morbark peeler and started the yard. In 1999 my husband Kalvin Kovatch and I joined them. We now run rounding machines and dowel our wood in diameters from 2″ to 6″ in half-inch increments. We produce material in 6.5′, 7′, 8′, 10′, 12′ and 16′ lengths. Our furniture-quality roundwood, fence posts and rails, and some unpeeled wood makes up the majority of our markets. We split many of our doweled rails and produce a high-end symmetrical half rail. We have always been very active in the Intermountain Roundwood Association and we know it is beneficial to our roundwood business. Many invaluable contacts have been made over the years. Give us a call or stop in and see us! - Karen Kovatch

Contact: Karen & Kalvin Kovatch
PO Box 805, Old Sawmill Road, Seeley Lake, MT 59868
Phone: 406-677-2300


Ruby Valley Pressure Treating

Contact: Ed Guinnane
P. O. Box 135, Alder, MT 59710-0135
Phone: 406-842-5675
Fax: 406-842-5675


Small Diameter Log Co. Inc.

Contact: Starr Farley
233 Roaring Lion Road, Hamilton, MT 59840
Phone: 406-363-3663
Fax: 703-814-8611


Stephen T. Smith Consulting

Stephen Smith, P.E. offers engineering and environmental consulting to businesses in forestry, wood preserving, natural resources, and manufacturing sectors. Mr. Smith has extensive experience in plant engineering and problem solving, environmental management and permitting, operations, project management, risk assessment, boilers and combustion systems, and regulatory affairs.

Contact: Stephen Smith
7080 Landmark Place, Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-449-6216
Fax: 406-449-6216
Toll Free: Cell 406-459-3386


Thunderbolt Wood Treating

Thunderbolt Wood Treating is a privately owned corporation located in Riverbank, California. Established in 1977, Thunderbolt’s ownership had the vision and foresight to build an environmentally sound facility and we have developed a distinguished reputation for quality, on time services. Thunderbolt provides treating and drying services for a wide variety of wood products including roundwood, lumber, plywood, timbers, and agricultural products. Our treating services are EPA approved and meet AWPA (American Wood Protection Association) standards. Thunderbolt offers five different preservative treatments and thirteen preservative retention levels. Preservatives include ACQ, ACZA, CCA and Borates (SBX). We also offer D-BlazeƂ® Fire Retardant treatment, staining service (browntone or custom colors), kiln drying (before and after treatment), and heat treating (HT). A recent addition to our list of services is Polyurea MFI-SL08 Marine Grade Spray Coating. Thunderbolt Wood Treating is located in Central California approximately ten miles Northeast of Modesto, with access to all major highways. We have a private onsite rail spur serviced by the BNSF Railway.

Contact: Byron Beck
PO Box 890, 3400 Patterson Road, Riverbank, CA 95367
Phone: 209-869-4561
Fax: 209-869-4663
Toll Free: 800-826-8709


Troy Corporation

Contact: Dave Rupp
8 Vreeland Road, Florham Park NJ, 07932
Phone: (360) 601-3717


United Wood Products, Inc.

We are a sawmill located near Longmont, Colo. We process Pine and Aspen trees (other species when available) into unpeeled, machine-peeled or hand-peeled logs, posts, poles, rails, rail systems, latillas, vigas, corbels, and rough-sawn lumber. We also do custom sawing and machining. We sell the by-products from this process also: firewood, slabwood, mulch, woodchips, and animal bedding. The company is owned by Raul and Armando Bustamante at the same location since the 1950s.

Contact: Raul Bustamante
7860 Diagonal Highway, Longmont, CO 80503
Phone: 303-652-2872
Fax: 303-652-2286


Viance, LLC

Providing an extensive range of advanced wood treatment technologies to the global wood preservation industry, with an expertise in wood biocides and wood protection chemicals, Viance is an industry leader in the development of advanced greener building material solutions that improve the performance and durability of wood and wood products for sustainable building. Viance’s line of Above Ground and Ground Contact outdoor wood treatment solutions are American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) standardized preservatives for commercial and residential applications, and can be used for decks, fencing, railings, steps, gazebos, playgrounds, trellis and lattice work, structural framing, and outdoor joist supports.

Contact: Brian Delbrueck
200 East Woodlawn Road, Suite 350. Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: 425-373-0027
Fax: 425-373-0029
Toll Free: 1-800-421-8661


Vintage Woods, Inc.

Use Vintage Woods products to design architectural masterpieces that combine yester-year’s techniques with today’s technology for a naturally aged look. These environmentally-friendly products use beetle-kill wood and low VOC finishes to create a patina that adds distinction to any architectural project. Vintage Woods fits any budget by using the aging process on various types of wood. Vintage Woods has a substantial installation savings over reclaimed wood. It comes ready to install and is easier to install because the boards are straight-edged and are all the same widths and thickness. Vintage Woods is available in any width up to 24″ and any length up to 24′. Some of the ways our clients have used our products include: exterior siding, interior and exterior beams, trusses, ceilings and trim, doors and paneling, wine cellars, garage doors, furniture and architectural wood elements.

Contact: Marcy Eisenhauer
PO Box 4248, Gypsum, CO 81637
Phone: 970-524-4041
Fax: 970-524-4504


Western Wood Preservers Institute

WWPI represents the pressure-treated wood products industry in Western North America. Market and regulatory programs are directed at educating users about proper use of treated wood products and assuring fair consideration in local, state and national legislative and regulatory activities.

Contact: Dallin Brooks
12503 SE Mill Plain Blvd. Suite 205, Vancouver, WA, 98684
Phone: 360-693-9958


Wheeler Lumber, LLC

Wheeler Lumber is proud to announce the opening of our new computerized wood treating facility. For more than 40 years, Wheeler Lumber has supplied pressure-treated fence posts, poles, squares, lumber, and timber throughout the United States. Located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, our plant combines the latest in computer technology and high-speed pumps to produce a superior product at a competitive price. Add to that an environmentally-friendly preservative – Copper Naphthenate – and you have a winning combination. All of our products are analyzed per strict guidelines set forth by the American Wood Preservers’ Association. Every charge is physically sampled and assayed electronically to ensure it is treated properly. Wheeler Lumber is a certified TPI plant, which oversees ALSC program material and WQC inspections for Southern Yellow pine and West Coast Douglas fir utility poles. Dedicated to quality and customer service, Wheeler Lumber can supply all your treated wood needs.

Contact: Dave Koch or Eddie Opstedahl
12127 Whitewood Service Road, P. O. Box 8, Whitewood SD, 57793
Phone: 605-269-2215
Fax: 605-269-2497
Toll Free: 1-800-843-8304


Whispering Pines Pole Company

Contact: Greg or Sue Wehr
316 Tristan River Lane, Deer Lodge, MT 59722
Phone: 406-544-5255
Fax: 918-518-7331


Windmill Ventures, LLC

Contact: Bill Cathey
PO Box 69, Miles City, MT 59301
Phone: 406-853-3750
Fax: 406-232-0598


Zedco Industries

Zedco Industries, established in 1982, manufactures the highest-quality rounding/doweling machines available. We offer the latest design, engineering and manufacturing technologies to build state-of-the-art machines for high-capacity, high-quality output for maximum profits to the roundwood industry. Machines come in four models and produce finished diameters from 1-3/4″ to 8″.

Contact: Rick Zacharias
4845 Wedgewood Ct., Blaine, BC V2T 6G1
Phone: 604-855-3883