Manfred Bohlke came to the United States as a timber buyer for a German veneer manufacturer in the early 1960s. His task was to buy the best quality veneer logs available. When he arrived for the first time in America, it wasn’t just fine walnut logs that he found – it was a new home. With very little money saved, he went out on his own. Mr. Bohlke’s passion for wood paid off and continues to pay off fifty years later. Since then, Mr. Bohlke grew from a logger to a veneer manufacturer, then ultimately to the President of the M. Bohlke group of companies that specialize in wood products including veneer, lumber, logs, spliced faces, and more.