Trusted wood experts and stewards of
the environment.

Since 1909, the Bell family has been committed to taking care of customers, the environment, and the communities we serve.

In the past decade, we’ve made over 800 charitable donations—from providing international humanitarian aid and combatting global injustice, to supporting local community charities, to helping individuals facing hardships. Strategically advancing the greater good is the heart and motivation behind our work.

Radically Love

Our mission is to radically love and influence lives.

Stewardship

We’re stewards of the talents and resources God has given and strive to multiply them for common good.

Help Others Thrive

We help communities and individuals flourish, through our customers, suppliers, employees and those served by our charity partners.

“Built on over 110 years of service, our mission is to radically love and influence lives.”

Tom Bell
President & CEO

    1906

    MJ Bell starts with sawmill in northern WI

    1909

    Moves to Minneapolis and founds Bell Lumber Company

    1919

    Treatment operations opens in New Brighton, MN

    1920’s

    New facilities and timber access in ID, WA and BC

    1930

    Business name changes to Bell Lumber & Pole Company

    1934

    MJ Bell buys Sports Afield magazine

    1938

    Expand operations into British Columbia

    1940

    Pole shaving machine in New Brighton, MN

    1941

    First full-length treatment tank in New Brighton, MN

    1947

    MJ Bell II becomes President

    1951

    Bell Pole Company incorporated in British Columbia

    1963

    Minneapolis offices moves to New Brighton, MN

    1978

    Mert Bell II becomes President and CEO

    2006

    Tom Bell buys Bell Lumber & Pole Co.

    2009

    Bell buys Alamco Wood Products in Albert Lea, MN

    2009

    Timber sourcing and peeling in British Columbia

    2012

    Production Facility in Lebanon, OR

    2013

    Treatment Plant in Sidney, NE

    2013

    Production Facility in Abbotsford, BC

    2013

    Production Facility in Rossland, BC

    2015

    Production Facility in Broken Bow, OK

    2018

    Production Facility in Longview, WA

    2020

    Treatment in The Dalles, OR

    2022

    Bell acquires assets of The Oeser Company in Bellingham, WA

With locations throughout the
U.S. and Canada, we’re ready
to meet your needs.

Corporate Offices
Production Facilities
Distribution Yards
Laminating Facility
Treatment Facilities
Trans Load Sites

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