In 1953, at the age of 15, my father began making engineering stakes for the railroad out of the scrap pile at his fathers sawmill. Later in life he was managing a pallet manufacturing company in Ladysmith Va. He and his friend Steven (Sandy) Helms, who would become his partner, were looking at the scraps from the pallet company and thinking what a waste it was to just burn it up. My Dad, Jim, remembered how he had made those engineering stakes as a child and the two of them began looking for a market. In 1970, B&H Millwork was formed and they began making engineering stakes as well as landscaping stakes. In 1997, Sandy retired and B&H was restructured to be known as B&H Wood Products, Inc.

Mike Berry
B&H Wood Products, Inc.

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