National Hardwood — June 2010
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Who’s Who

Jim Bryles is vice president of Greenfield Millworks in North Little Rock, Ark. He over sees the purchasing for millwork and moulding, and production of moulding. Greenfield Millworks is a manufacturer, offering custom millwork, moulding (with 250 patterns in stock), custom moulding and custom radius moulding.<br /> <br /> “We build anything made of wood,” Bryles said.<br /> <br /> The company purchases more than 300,000 board feet of lumber per year, including fewer than 5,000 board feet per year of certified lumber.<br /> <br /> Greenfield Millworks deals in Red and White Oak, Poplar, Cherry, Alder, Walnut, Cypress, Soft Maple, Mahogany and Spanish cedar in upper grades only, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, only KD, surfaced and rough.<br /> <br /> Bryles is a veteran of the forest products industry, having begun his first job as a millwork draftsman 51 years ago.<br /> <br /> Over the years, he has worked as an estimator and vice president of Monarch Mill and Lumber Co. In Little Rock, Ark., and an estimator for Standard Lumber Co. In Pine Bluff, Ark.<br /> <br /> He has worked in his present position for 20 years, the entire time he has been with Greenfield Millworks.<br /> <br /> A graduate of Watson Chapel High School in Pine Bluff, Ark., Bryles attended Arkansas A&M in Monticello, Ark.<br /> <br /> Bryles and his wife of 50 years, Sue, have a son, a daughter and a grandson. In his free time, Bryles enjoys woodworking, fishing and building with his grandson.David Delany is materials manager for Klise Manufacturing Company in Grand Rapids, Mich.<br /> <br /> Klise Manufacturing provides decorative wood moulding and wire mesh grills.<br /> <br /> The company purchases 250,000 board feet per year of Soft and Hard Maple, Red and White Oak, Alder, Basswood, Aspen, Cherry, Walnut, Poplar, Birch, Beech, Ash, Hickory, Sapele and Mahogany.<br /> <br /> Klise Manufacturing buys this lumber in No. 1 and No. 2 white, Select and Better, SAP/Better, 4/4 12/4, 6 to 8 percent moisture content, rough and surfaced.<br /> <br /> Klise Manufacturing is a member of the Wood Products Manufacturers Association.<br /> <br /> Delany has worked for Klise Manufacturing 18 years, the past 15 in his present position. His first job in the forest products industry was in 1992 as a shipping and receiving supervisor.<br /> <br /> Delany graduated from Lee High School in Wyoming, Mich., and Attended Grand Rapids Community College.<br /> <br /> He and his wife of 16 years, Sharon, have two sons, two daughters, four grandsons and two granddaughters.<br /> <br /> In his free time, Delany enjoys photography, fishing and golf<br /> Gale Keener purchases lumber for Mullican Flooring, a whole saler of wood flooring in Ronceverte, W.Va. Mullican Flooring offers flooring made of Red and White Oak, Hickory and Hard Maple in No. 1 and 2 Common and No. 3A.<br /> <br /> Mullican Flooring purchases 24 million board feet of lumber annually including 300,000 board feet of certified lumber.<br /> <br /> The company is a member of the Appalachian Lumbermen’s Club, Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association, West Virginia Forestry Association, Ohio Forestry Association and the Virginia Forestry Association.<br /> <br /> Keener has been with the company 27 years, the past 10 in his present position.<br /> <br /> His first job in the forest products industry was in green chain work. He also has worked as an equipment operator and lumber inspector.<br /> <br /> Keener graduated from Magnolia High School in New Martinsville,<br /> <br /> W. Va. He and his wife of one year, Julia, have one son, three daughters, two grandsons and three granddaughters. In his free time, Keener enjoys motorcycle riding, golf, hunting and fishing Larry Mills is president and owner of Mills Woodworking in Essex, Ont.<br /> <br /> Mills Woodworking is a producer of kitchen cabinet doors and mould ing. Mills purchases 200,000 board feet of Red Oak, Hard and Soft Maple, Cherry, Birch, Hickory, and Ash annually.<br /> <br /> The firm delivers a high quality product, while focusing on customer service, according to Mills.<br /> <br /> Mills Woodworking proudly supports their local police, firefighters, and hockey leagues.<br /> <br /> Mills’ two sons, Mike Mills and Josh Mills, are full partners with Mills in the business. Mills’ wife, Sharon, and two daughters, Shelley and Patti, work part time with the company.<br /> <br /> Born in Essex, in 1943, Mills founded the firm in 1975. He previous ly worked in the petrol chemical industry and as a computer program mer. Mills is married with four children and enjoys raising and show ing Quarter Horses.<br /> William Seneff is the project manager for R & R Custom Woodworking Inc., located in Greeley, Colo. He started in the industry in 1978 as part owner of Pacesetter Design in Denver, Colo. He also worked with Colorado Milling for 16 years as plant manager prior to joining R & R 10 years ago. He has been in his current posi tion for 10 years, handling projects from the take off and pricing, through production to installation and comple tion.<br /> <br /> R & R manufactures custom architectural millwork, including interior and exterior doors, trim, stairway components, beams and flooring, as well as many other products. Seneff and other lumber purchasers at the company buy 200,000 board feet per year of var ious Hardwoods in several grades and thicknesses, kiln dried, both rough and surfaced.<br /> <br /> After graduating from Durango High School in Durango, Colo., Seneff attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins. In hisSpare time, he enjoys skiing, fishing and boating. He and his wife, Tamra, have two children Caleb Shield is owner/purchaser for Hardwood Technologies Inc. in Marion, Iowa.<br /> <br /> Hardwood Technologies offers custom millwork, built ins, cabi nets, doors and stair parts.<br /> <br /> The company purchases 500,000 board feet of lumber per year in Poplar, Oak, Alder, Maple, Cherry, Hickory, Walnut and southern yellow pine, all in 4/4 8/4, surfaced, KD, Select & Better.<br /> <br /> Hardwood Technologies is a member of the Architectural Wood Institute.<br /> <br /> Shield has worked in his present position for three years, the entire time he has been in the forest products industry and with Hardwood Technologies Inc. A graduate of West Liberty High School, Shield attended Kirkwood Community College in Iowa City, Iowa. Shield and his wife of five years, Carla, have a son. In his free time, Shield enjoys woodworking, hunting and fishing.