machining can be done in house with
new technology equipment. One of the
largest 60-inch wide UV finishing lines
is available for one- and two-sided UV
finishes on panels up to 63 x 123 inches.
Also, a PUR laminating line provides a
wide variety of laminated panels.
All manufacturing is in Parsippany,
New Jersey. The company is based in
Santa Fe Springs, California, with four
other distribution locations. There are
30 employees in New Jersey.
As a specialty plywood importer and
wholesaler, the company has a large inventory in Parsippany with a variety of
plywood types, thicknesses and sizes.
They’re not limited to standard panel
sizes, and may carry 4 x 8, 5 x 5, 5 x 6,
or 5 x 10 panels. Much of the material
is FSC certified.
The company is one of the largest
importers of Russian birch, and Sveza
is a major supplier. Sveza brand Rus-
sian birch hardwood plywood is made
in six modern mills. The company is
the world’s largest producer of natural
Russian birch plywood.
Italy and Brazil are also major suppliers, and Kuser said many European
and South American suppliers are
delivering good quality.
Kuser said he avoids Chinese ply-
wood due to inconsistencies in quality
and evenness. Specifically, he has
heard of cases of initial shipments of
Chinese plywood being of acceptable
quality, but later shipments dropping
in performance and consistency.
“North American imports un-
One of North American’s specialties is making furniture parts, furniture components and
drawer side blanks. Services include cutting to size.
Five Northwood CNC routers, most with two tables, twin heads and tool changers, deliver
custom cutting and routing.
Who: North American Plywood
Where: Parsippany, New Jersey
What: Plywood distribution,
specialized printing and coating,
wood components, furniture parts
Employees (New Jersey): 30
At a glance