Michigan Maple Block
Michigan Maple Block Company, located in Petoskey, Michigan—the heart of hard maple country—is one of the largest and oldest manufacturers of butcher block products in the nation. The success and renown of its Wood Welded® butcher block is due in part to its continuous operation, by one family, for over 125 years.
End-grain laminated hard maple butcher block was developed as the practical answer to the needs of the meat cutting industry over 100 years ago. The harder, close grained, less porous cutting surface of laminated butcher block quickly replaced the sycamore rounds, which were the meat cutting surface of the day. Even today, hard maple butcher block remains the preferred preparation surface because of its durability and ease of maintenance.