A Leader in the Industry

At Viking Forest Products, we do what we say we will do. Honesty, integrity and accountability are traits that differentiate Viking Traders from our competition. Relying on solid Midwestern values, we work hard and take pride in being dependable.

We help your business produce better margins by supplementing the commodity with knowledge. We hire good, down to earth people – and give them the training and tools they need to help their customers succeed.

Viking buys from mills throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico and sells by the truck and railcar to lumber yards, distribution centers, home centers, industrial users and manufacturers.


Viking has been in business for over 100 years and employs 60 Traders – 14 with 25+ years of experience.


Viking is the No. 1 company in the $7.3 billion Forest City Trading Group


With 5 full-time traffic employees, Viking annually moves forest products on more than 60,000 units of railcar, flatbed, van, and intermodal.


Viking Gross Sales totaled $1.1 billion in Fiscal 2021.

About us

Founded in 1910, Viking Forest Products is one of North America’s largest wholesale distributors of wood panel and lumber products. We sell by the truck and railcar to lumber yards, distribution centers, home centers, industrial users and manufacturers. We have 10 unique departments with Gross Sales eclipsing $1.1 billion dollars in 2021. Our product diversity and effective internal communication promote trader knowledge to better service our customers.

"We build partnerships in the industry through a strong foundation of trust.”

Tom Hamilton, President

I am fortunate enough to have been hired by Viking Forest Products as a Trader right out of college and have spent all 16 years of my career with Viking. Viking has a great culture that is a made up of incredible people. Our employees are committed to their jobs and, maybe more importantly, to one another as effectively a family.  That is, people who very much care about one another, inside and outside the office. This caring extends to our suppliers and customers as well. Viking employees care that our customers and suppliers are treated the way they expect to be treated. We strive to
always stand behind what we say and execute on every level of the transaction.

Be a Part of our Team!!

Viking is looking for energetic, creative and enthusiastic associates to join our team. We have positions available in Administration and on the trading floor. Please reach out to Tom Hamilton or Nonnie Chervenak at 800-733-3801.