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Awarded Most Innovative Product by the Wooster Chamber at the Wayne County Home

Summit Wood Industries, Inc. was founded in 2000, by Gary Miller, as a wholesale, millwork manufacturing company. After more than a decade of business, Gary decided it was time to expand his company. His interest in alternative energy led him to look for ways to recycle wood waste created from the millwork business rather than burning it. After extensive research, Gary decided that manufacturing BIO BLOCK® would be a natural “fit” with the millwork business. He purchased a briquette machine in 2009 and began offering consumers a cost-effective alternative to traditional heating.

In 2012, the millwork business was closed to focus solely on manufacturing BIO BLOCKS. Additional briquette machines have been installed to meet the demand for BIO BLOCK®. The recycling program has also expanded to procure enough wood waste to increase production..

Gary and Victoria are excited about the impact that the expansion has on the environment and the companies they are partnering with; keeping waste out of landfills, and providing other businesses with income for their waste stream. They also enjoy hearing from dealers and customers who rely on BIO BLOCKS as a clean, convenient alternative to firewood.

In June 2012, they were honored to receive The Wooster Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award.

Gary and Victoria have been married for 31 years and enjoy working together. Gary is President of Summt Wood Industries and oversees the manufacturing facility. Victoria is  V.P of sales and marketing.

It is their goal to continue to offer high quality products, made in the U.S.A., that are beneficial to the consumer’s lifestyle and budget.