Starting in Winsted, MN in 1962, Littfin Lumber Co. Inc. began as a supplier of building materials to local contractors and the general public. In 1963, that was expanded to include sales of complete buildings, and crews were added for construction and remodeling. By 1964, a small manufacturing plant was built to make wood pallets.
In 1971, we started manufacturing engineered wood trusses with a home-made jig, capable of 50 trusses per week. While most of these were used for our own building crews, a market was developing throughout the nation for engineered wood trusses. We soon began providing trusses throughout the Midwest through a Lumber Dealer network.
By 1979, we had outgrown our manufacturing facilities and began construction of a new, state-of-the-art, 48,000-square-foot manufacturing facility on 105 acres one mile west of Howard Lake, MN.
Due to rapid growth, an 11,000-square-foot saw room addition was added in the mid '80s. Continued growth in sales throughout the '90s has required expansion of our facilities which are currently near 140,000 square feet and capable of producing over 3000 trusses per day.
By using state-of-the-art technology in engineering software and manufacturing equipment, and employing the finest quality personnel, we have become one of the largest truss plants in the nation.
We are committed to providing unmatched quality, service, and value to our customers.
50 Years of Littfin
"50 Years of Littfin," an article by Sean D. Shields, was originally published in SBC Magazine (Sept.Oct. 2012). You can read the full piece here.