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Gordon Whittier-Founder W. 1 st Plant Bethel Plant Bethel Plant Founded: 1975 Eugene, Oregon USA Co-Presidents: Scott Whittier (since 1982) & Evert Slijper (since 1975) Management Team: John Cain Domestic & International Director of Manufacturing

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bethel plant
Bethel Plant

Bethel Plant

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Founded: 1975 Eugene, Oregon USA

  • Co-Presidents: Scott Whittier (since 1982) & Evert Slijper (since 1975)
  • Management Team:
    • John Cain Domestic & International Director of Manufacturing
    • John Dodson Vice President Product Development / International Program Director
    • Steve Shultz Product Development Director / Quality Assurance Director
    • Susan Samter Vice President Sales
    • Conni Barofsky Marketing Manager/Demand Manager
    • Linda Wells Financial Manager
    • Richard Krause Vice President Production
    • Dave Eubank West 1st Plant Manager
    • Jody Peckels Bethel Plant Manager
    • Tim Justice Chief Technology Officer
    • Jim Stephenson Maintenance/Electrical Manager
    • Mark Marzullo Human Resources Manager
  • Employees 400+ (550 During Peak Production)
  • Capacity: Two Manufacturing Plants in Eugene, Oregon
  • (14,000m² and 9,000m²)
  • Domestic Items: Furniture, Mostly Unfinished, Ready-To-Assemble (Alder Hardwood Tables, Chairs, Stools, Gourmet, Wall Units, Home Office, Pine Occasional, Bedroom, Dining Furniture)
  • Import Items: South American Pine (Full Range), South American Gardenwood Outdoor Furniture, South-East Asian Hardwood Tables and Chairs. (Approximately 20-25% of total sales volume)
  • Sales: United States, Canada, Japan, Italy, Ireland, Caribbean, South Korea
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The Importance of Experience & History

  • Gordon Whittier (Scott’s Father) Started a Moulding Company in Redmond, Oregon in 1952. This Facility Employed 500 people. 23 Years of Extensive Experience was Learned and Passed to Succeeding Generations.
  • In 1975, Whittier Wood Products Incorporated in Eugene, Oregon. Peak Employment Grew to 550 Employees. Learning and Experience Continued for an Additional 30 years.
  • During this Time, Whittier Accumulated 53 Combined Years of Wood Working Experience
  • Whittier has Maintained Key Relationships with Global Suppliers for many Years and has Vast Raw Material Procurement Experience.
  • We have Extensive Experience with MRP (Manufacturing Resource Planning) and LEAN (Toyota Production System) Manufacturing Systems.
  • Whittier has an Expansive Customer Base Throughout North America and Several International Locations.
  • Bottom Line: Whittier’s Vast Experience and Understanding of Furniture Manufacturing; Our Solid Supply Chain Management Experience; Our Expansive Customer Base, and Our Experience and Understanding of the Distribution Channels, Position Us Well for Future Growth.
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Raw Material

Procurement

Northwest Alder

Local & International Birch Plywood