Hartzell Acquires Reliant Hardwoods



PIQUA, Ohio, August 3, 2012 - Hartzell announced today that it has acquired the assets of Kirksville, MO-based Reliant Hardwoods, a division of Renneberg Hardwoods. The company's core business involves purchasing, processing, and selling hardwood lumber worldwide. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


"Reliant Hardwoods is an important strategic step to grow our hardwood lumber business", said John Owsiany, President Hartzell Hardwoods. "This acquisition provides the geographical diversification we need to better serve our customers.  It adds capacity to our current manufacturing production and gets us closer to the mainstream walnut sources.  We will be able to offer a wider range of species for our customers.  Our strategic plan is to invest a significant amount of capital in our Kirksville facility to increase capacity.  Over the next 12 months we will incrementally double the number of people we employ there."  Hartzell Hardwoods is known throughout the world as a leading producer of fine walnut lumber as well as top quality thick stock red and white oak lumber.  Hartzell Hardwood’s philosophy continues to be characterized by innovation, quality, and integrity.


For more than 137 years, the family owned Hartzell companies have been synonymous with top of the line quality and industry altering innovations. The company displays its dedication and extensive knowledge within each of its divisions – Hartzell Air Movement, Hartzell Hardwoods, and Arkansas Face Veneer. Hartzell Air Movement currently encompasses both axial and centrifugal fans built for longevity within the rigorous requirements necessary for industrial environments. The third company, Arkansas Face Veneer utilizes the latest advances in splicing technology to produce high-quality veneer products from over 100 different species resulting in a product that provides customers with true value. Throughout history, all three Hartzell affiliated companies contain remarkable integrity, dedication, and innovation which will remain a staple in our corporate culture of quality, value, and commitment.

Hartzell manufacturing facilities are located in Ohio, Indiana, Arkansas, Missouri and Singapore.  For more information on Hartzell, visit www.hartzell.com.