Since its founding as a single sales office serving the manufactured housing industry, Universal Forest Products has become a leading supplier to four major markets: retail/do-it-yourselfer centers, industrial products, site-built construction and manufactured housing. As one of the United States leading manufacturers and distributors of wood and wood-alternative products, Universal Forest Products buys, treats, manufactures, builds and distributes more wood products than virtually anyone else in the nation. Universal does not sell directly to consumers. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., Universal is a multi-billion-dollar corporation that operates more than 100 facilities in 88 communities throughout North America, including Granger, Ind. Universal Forest Products was established in 1955.