Ventilated hardwood shelving had its beginnings in coastal Florida, where seasonal residents sometimes discovered rust-stained garments when they returned to the warm (humid) semi-tropical climate of the region. Like most industries, in the beginning there were several manufacturers. Even wire shelving manufacturers offered ventilated hardwood shelving. Most of those ventures were too small to succeed. Now there is Gregory Wood Products. Gregory Wood Products also produces Kenosa™ Flat Slat ventilated shelving.
Gregory opens in a small factory located in Fleetwood, NC near the Blue Ridge Parkway manufacturing wood shelving.
USI acquires Gregory and begins to upgrade and enlarge Gregory’s manufacturing capacity.
USI commits sufficient funds and resources to develop Gregory into the nationally recognized leader of the wood shelving industry.
Blue Ridge Shelving and Closet Company, LLC acquires Gregory Wood Products from USI in a friendly acquisition.