Established in 1932, Beard Hardwoods is one of the leading wholesale hardwood lumber merchants in the United States. The company represents approximately 300 manufacturers of hardwood lumber and related products. Its products include ash, basswood, cumala, cherry, mahogany, poplar, soft maple, red oak, white oak and walnut. The company ships its furniture and millwork-grade lumber to foreign manufacturers and agents in Japan, China, Italy, Vietnam and the United Kingdom. Beard Hardwoods has its home office in Greensboro, N.C., and field offices in Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio.