Founded by Herbert Westervelt as Prairie States Paper Corporation in 1884, we have seen much in our 133 year history: The Great Depression, both World Wars, not one but two turns-of-the-century, and a host of our own historical events that have woven into a tapestry we call The Westervelt Company.
And while our past has seen us make grocery bags, paper, and paperboard packaging, today we are a land resource organization managing our nearly 500,000 acres of timberland and natural resources to standards certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forestry Initiative.
Our businesses include: certified forestry and Southern Yellow Pine lumber manufacturing, renewable energy, ecological restoration services including mitigation and conservation banking, real estate, sporting lodges and comprehensive wildlife management. Each is committed to the preservation of our resources for future generations. It's how we interpret and model sustainability.
So when we're asked "Who is The Westervelt Company?" we say, quite simply, "We are stewards, and we're about the land."