Universal Veneer was founded in September, 1978 by Carlo Iseli in Newark, Ohio and later acquired by partners Dieter Heren and Klaus Krajewski in 1988. Newark was chosen due to its centralized location and proximity to quality timber resources. Universal Veneer has been a staple in the local community since its founding and has provided employment and opportunity to many. Mr. Krajewski is now the majority owner of the Universal Veneer Group of Companies and has served as President since 1986. Universal Veneer continues today with an experienced staff and also an eye towards to the future as we strive to continue to grow and provide quality veneer services well into the heart of the twenty-first century.


An unwavering focus on providing a high quality product and putting our customers first has enabled Universal Veneer to have the sort of longevity and success that allows us to continue to operate and grow. We are working today to maintain and build relationships with customers all over the globe and provide them with the finest American hardwood veneers and custom slicing. In addition, we are constantly investing in new machinery to ensure that safety and quality are never compromised as we head into the next generation of the hardwood industry.

FSC® Certified!


Universal Veneer believes that protecting the Earth and
its natural resources should be at the core of all our endeavors. Because of this, we practice sustainable forestry methods and work closely with environmental agencies to ensure responsible wood procurement.

“Look for our FSC® – Certified Products”

Custom Cutting

Our number one focus is producing veneer to the satisfaction of our customers. We strive everyday to provide a service that you can be confident in. Reach out to our experienced production staff with any inquiries.

Worldwide Network

Universal Veneer serves markets all around the world—from right here in the United States to Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Wood is a product that has a natural beauty that knows no borders. Customers from all over the globe can take comfort in our decades of experience in dealing with international trade.

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Quality and service that you can rely on

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