True North Woods Association

The Association is a non-profit organization committed to facilitating the marketing of our members' sold wood products, stimulating the use of our native northern wood species, fostering awareness of the value of sustainably and well managed forests, and improving the economies of our forest-based communities.

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To Become a Member

True North Woods is a regional association based in the True North Woods. Its mission is to improve opportunities for manufacturers of wood products in our region.

The association was organized in 2003-2004 by manufactureres of solid wood products and is part of the Minnesota Wood Education Project DBA True North Woods. The value of True North Woods membership is marketing support, use of the True North Woods logo, access to the FSC-COC group certification program, and support services.  Membership is open to manufacturers of solid wood products as well as associate members (artisans, primary producers, forestland owners, other producers) and affiliate members (firms offering related products and services and distributors of wood products). To learn more about the Association and to join call 1-651-223-5609, go to the Contact page, use the supporter box below, or review the Association Brochure.


The organization is guided by experienced officers and a board of directors with decades of experience in the forest-based industries of the region. The current officers and directors are: President, Mike Legatt, Viking Log Furniture. Treasurer, Tim Worms, Woodmax. Recorder, David Hozza, Old Globe Reclaimed Wood Company. Directors: John Baumann, Bemidji Millworks; Steve Vongroven, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The organization is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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