World Timber Corporation was founded by Joseph Steinbach in 1984. His career in the lumber business started in 1967 working for a large Lumber co. in New Jersey, starting out his first day learning how to grade and measure 300,000 feet of Teak (which took over 3 months) working the dry kilns, band saw, veneer saws and working orders. He started to travel in 1970 for Teak, Philippine Mahogany, and East Indian Rosewood. Joe then became Manager of the Jersey Facility in 1977.
In 1978 he left the Jersey Facility for a chance to operate a new Facility to expand their import and export sales of exotic woods. By 1984, Joe figured he had the experience and contacts through out the world to start his own foreign and domestic lumber company. Starting out in Easton, PA, Joe and a good friend Edward Mast started selling, purchasing, and traveling, the two of them doing everything that needed to be done. Business was prosperous and a warehouse was leased to store kiln dried lumber. After years of toil and tenacity Edward Mast unexpectedly passed away in 1994. In 1995 and 1996 were a few years of new employees and new ideas.
Matt Westmoreland was hired in 1996 to be trained the same way Joe had learned from the ground up. In 1997, Joe decided to look for his own property to purchase and develop it the way it could best be used as a Lumber yard. In 1998, Joe purchased 5.5 acres in Hubert, NC that had an office and a warehouse. Over the past several years 2 new warehouses have been built, plus 4 dry kilns, T-buildings and a loading dock.
Joe and Matt together travel about six weeks out of the year inspecting the product to make sure the quality and grade of the wood is up to their standards. Since they are hands on buyers their customers can trust them to deliver consistently the best wood available.
World Timber’s unique angle in the wood business is their ability to offer customers split truckloads. World Timber is not specifically a truckload wholesaler because they will split a skid to fill special orders. Hand selection is our strength and customer service is a priority.
This section is dedicated to newly arrived species of lumber, turning stock and unique stock items. When a new container arrives at our dock we will post pictures and information on its contents. We will inform you of the species and the sizes available. We have a great selection of unique wood species including live edge slabs, figured material and unusually wide boards. The majority of the lumber arriving at our facility is 4/4 and 8/4. We do carry other thicknesses and turning squares in certain species. You can see the availability of each species in our exotic lumber section. If you don't see what you are looking for or have some questions on what we have or will have please contact us.