In 1889, Robert Warren and Harry Little set up a sawmill in Kansas City, Kansas. This sawmill later became known as American Walnut Company. American Walnut Company was officially incorporated in 1924. From our humble beginnings, our company’s focus centers on American Black Walnut and other select hardwoods located in the Midwest. Our involvements include manufacturing walnut airplane propellers for WWI airplanes, Persimmon-wood golf clubs, and gunstocks over the last century.
For over thirty years we’ve practiced sustainable harvesting. We are implementing a program which will replenish the trees we harvest.
In 1991, the company acquired the assets of Iowa-Missouri Walnut Company and a short time later acquired the assets of Walnut Products Company. We closed our Kansas City, Kansas location to expand in St. Joseph in 1993. In addition to being the world's largest provider of Black Walnut gunstocks, we also manufacture lumber, furniture squares and blanks and other specialty products. We now ship our products internationally to over 20 countries around the world.