We Add Value

We help your business produce better margins by supplementing the commodity with knowledge. Two-thirds of our traders have more than 10 years of industry experience. We know the products, we understand market dynamics and because our traders stay in touch with mills regarding all products on a minute-to-minute basis, we are poised to act when the market turns. Our state of the art information technology puts essential details at the fingertips of every trader.

We Live By Our Word

We do what we say we are going to do. Relying on solid Midwestern values, we work hard and take pride in being dependable. We hire good, down to earth people – and give them the training and tools they need to help their customers succeed.



We trace our history in forest products to 1910 and the founding of the Emmer Brothers Company.  In 1982, Emmer Brothers evolved into Viking Forest Products. Now an employee owned company, Viking Forest Products, LLC, has grown to 60 traders in 2023 with plans to add 3-5 more in the next 12 months.  Our mill and customer base now stretches from coast to coast, from Canada to Mexico, and even overseas.

Viking Forest products is proud to be a subsidiary of Forest City Trading Group. One of the largest wholesalers of forest products in the United States, Forest City Trading Group reported annual sales of $6.7 billion in 2022 on over 261,000 total shipments.

Be a Part of our Team!!

If you are interested, we are looking for energetic, creative, and enthusiastic associates to join our team at Viking.  We have positions available in Administration and on the trading floor, please reach out to Jack Emmer at 800-733-3801.