Forest Products Manufacturing Company, Inc. was founded in 1940. It is located in Jasper, Indiana. Jasper is located in the gently rolling hills of southern Indiana which produces some of the finest hardwood trees in the world. Jasper is also a community with a deep German heritage. Blessed with skilled craftsmen and cabinet makers, it is no coincidence that Jasper is home to an abundance of wood related industries.
Forest Products has been supplying quality dimension and custom wood component parts to various industries for over 80 years. Home, office, school, and library furniture manufacturers are clients of Forest Products. The healthcare industry and the kitchen cabinet industry are also major markets for our products.
Originally employing only six people, Forest Products intended simply to provide the service of cutting defects from lumber to produce crates and pallet type products. But after World War II the demand for wood products increased. With the skilled labor and basic woodworking equipment in place, Forest Products began producing other products in demand; fan blades, venetian blind slats, drapery hangers to name a few. As the company grew, word of the high quality and variety of capabilities of Forest Products spread. Employment increased as the baby boom generation flourished, the kitchen cabinet industry took center stage. With demand for furniture and kitchen cabinet parts increasing dramatically, Forest Products added equipment and employees and grew even more.