Throughout most of the 20 century, the company logged and merchandised timber. Over time, it became an open‐market veneer supplier and then began manufacturing softwood plywood, engineered wood and hardwood plywood.
Today, Murphy has evolved into a veneer specialist. It was a transformation that grew from paying attention to the changing landscape and looking for opportunities to build on Murphy’s core strength: veneer.
John Murphy, the third generation to lead the company, continues looking ahead with that same attitude. He looks forward to working with his son, John Murphy, Jr., the fourth generation of Murphy ownership.
“Talking with our customers energizes me. It’s interesting to hear about their market needs, learn about their challenges and think about how we can help create solutions that will make their businesses better.”
Murphy employs some 650 highly trained employees, including technicians and professionals, in its five mills and corporate headquarters in Eugene, Ore. All products are manufactured in accordance with quality and environmental certifications from The Engineered Wood Association (APA), The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and the California Air Resources Board (CARB).