At our core, Allegheny Wood Products focuses on producing quality hardwood products, and managing forests for our future generations. Find out more about how we are achieving those goals in the news articles below.
On January 20, 2023, AWP Safety and Human Resources Manager Jordan Bryant became a Certified Safety Professional. CSP certification is held by professionals who demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of safety practices and the skills required for practical implementation.
During the lumber manufacturing process a portion of each log is removed in the form of slabs and edgings, and cut-offs. These pieces of wood drop to the downstairs area of the mill and are taken by conveyor to a chipper.
Joshua Hixenbaugh was recently promoted from Senior IT Specialist to Assistant IT Director. Josh started working at the Kingwood Sawmill in 2013 while finishing his computer schooling.
On December 23rd AWP Vice President of Operations Tom Plaugher celebrated his 25th anniversary with the company. As is tradition at AWP Tom was rewarded with a new shotgun to commemorate his twenty -five years of service.
Various Allegheny Wood Products log buyers, plant managers and log scalers from all sawmills, took part in two separate log grading and scaling classes in early November. AWP Beckley and Norton locations hosted the events and participants came from all sawmill and log yard locations.
AWP Princeton employees gathered on November 10th to celebrate 1 year with no lost time accidents. Plant manager Booby Moore stated “we have a great group of folks who have come together a made a great team.
Petersburg plant manager Frank Weese presented Shelia Riggleman with the traditional shotgun to commemorate her 25 years of service.
Kingwood Sawmill plant manager presented Doug Savage with a Blackstone grill on Friday, October 21 commemorating his 25th anniversary with Allegheny Wood Products. Doug part of the maintenance team at AWP Kingwood.
On August 26th Allegheny Wood Products hosted a dinner for employees to celebrate 1 year with no lost time accidents. Plant manager Tony Vanhoozer stated “this is a major safety marker that couldn’t have been achieved without everyone’s commitment to working safely.
Preston High School senior Carson Kidwell is the son of Hazelton dry kiln facility office manager Christina Kidwell and Carson is burning the candle at both ends. After completing his school day Carson is a part-time employee at the Hazelton dry kilns.