In 1947 Roy Newman founded Newman Lumber Company (NLC) based in Gulfport, MS. After serving the military in World War II, Roy found his way to Honduras and worked with a logging company harvesting mahogany wood. After seven years in the industry there, he returned to the United States. With his experience and familiarity with the fine wood, Roy was determined to make a living in the wood business; therefore, he began by working as a liaison between loggers abroad and furniture plants in the U.S. As he realized the market opportunity, the exotic lumber business grew.
Over the years, the business has diversified and now offers a range of different woods. However, mahogany continues to lead the way in NLC’s line of fine wood products. Clients can purchase Genuine Mahogany, Mara Macho, Spanish Cedar, Sapele, Santos Mahogany, Jatoba, Cerejeira, Ipe and African Mahogany; these South American and African hardwoods are popular for dark, rich coloring and durability. The team kiln-dries all product to ensure wood is seasoned perfectly for each application. (from US Builders Review)