An Introduction to California Cedar Products Company

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If you have ever placed an order with us, you may have noticed that your credit card statement shows a charge from CA Cedar Products. California Cedar Products Company (also known as CalCedar) is Pencils.com‘s parent company, and also owns the Blackwing and ForestChoice brands. But who is CalCedar?

Founded in 1917, CalCedar has become the world’s leading independent supplier of wooden slats for wood-cased pencil production. Premium CalCedar Genuine Incense-cedar slats are used in high quality writing pencils such as CalCedar’s Blackwing, Faber-Castell’s Castell 9000, General’s Semi-Hex and more. CalCedar has a rich history and is now in its third and fourth generations of family ownership.

The math wizards out there may notice that 2017 is an important year for CalCedar. In December, California Cedar Products Company will turn 100, a milestone that we’ll be celebrating in Lake Tahoe later this month. Our office and warehouse will be closed on June 29th and 30th so our entire team can spend a long weekend by the lake, and we won’t be shipping orders placed on those days until Monday, July 3rd. We’ll put a notification on our website during those non-shipping days. 

If you are interested in learning more about the rich history of CalCedar or updates about our Centennial Celebration, you can visit the CalCedar website History Page

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