Rooted Deep in Our Company and Our Communities
The Wood Welded Companies of Michigan Maple Block and Bally Block have long histories within their respective communities. Our team shares a deep rooted responsibility to the places we live and to the people with whom we work.
President, Bally Block Holding CompanyArmed with a teaching degree from Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, Jim took a “temporary” position with Bally Block Company over 35 years ago. Along the way, Jim has held just about every position—from shipper to lumber buyer to president—learning every aspect of this business, eventually becoming president of the company. Next to his personal family, the most significant thing in his life has been management of the Wood Welded family. Email James >
General Manager, Michigan Maple Block CompanyFred joined the Wood Welded Companies in 1993. Previous to taking the helm of Michigan Maple Block Co., Fred worked as plant manager for the Fortune 500 company, Federal Mogul. Fred is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Petoskey, Michigan operations. Fred spends his free time on his Harley-Davidson and working out his game on the links. Email Fred >
|JOE BARBERCHECK, AKA EMMET
Vice President of Sales and MarketingJoe Barbercheck joined Michigan Maple Block Co. in 2002 as National Sales Manager. He arrived in northern Michigan in 1998 after having spent 20 years as the owner of an Interior Design firm in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is responsible for sales and marketing for both Michigan Maple Block Co. and Bally Block Co. In addition his sales duties, Joe is on the new product development team utilizing his background in Interior Design to bring exciting and innovative Butcher Block products to market. Email Joe >