Our product line expanded to include beverage boxes, shims to support railroad infrastructure after winter months to level the tracks and transport railroad spikes to the workers. These boxes not only served the purpose of transporting the spikes but were also used as firewood by the workers as the railroad expanded cross-continental. Not only did we support the expansion of state infrastructure with railroads, but also the dynamite companies, such as E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Columbia Power, that were tasked with the creation of roads through mountainous regions for the logging industry and later public use.
Wood boxes began to emerge as containers used to ship fresh fish across the United States by railroad, support of the canning industry, and export containers for salmon and fresh shellfish, such as oysters. We began our relationship with Olympia Oyster at this time and to this day they are our longest standing customer that we have the privilege of serving. In the late 50s, the first moving and storage vaults were manufactured, which is still a major wood product we produce to this day.