Company president Jim Tenbusch dives deeper into our relationship with the US military.

A Worry-Free Relationship

Mil Spec vs Commercial

The military knows that if they come to Stephan Wood Products for a solution, we’re going to give them a solution. Our products have the right appearance, longevity, and utility. They won’t have to worry about the quality of goods we provide.

And we love passing the benefits of that strong relationship onto our civilian customers. When we’re not bringing truck beds [into our workshop] and design troop seats for the military’s Humvee troop carrier, or Oshkosh Corporation, we’re designing custom composite solutions for businesses and people in the community.

When the military approaches us, we know we’re about to make something that’s durable and will look good on its vehicles, and gain knowledge we can use in future designs.

A tan Humvee with troop carrier seats made by SWP. Mil spec vs commercial, which is better? Well, all Stephan Wood Products are mil spec grade, which means all our commercial wares match the same high standard used by the US military.

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More Frequently Asked Questions

Typically, when you have an FRP (fiberglass resin product), it is a mixture of a resin, fiberglass roving, and filler. Our fiberglass composites feature more resin and fiberglass and less filler. Watch our video to learn more.

Military Spec materials help people looking out for pleasant appearances, longevity and utility. Watch our video to learn more.

Two blocks from our current location in 1944, Al Stephan (Steff-ANN), a tinkerer and inventor, satisfied the local need of wooden clothespins. Watch our video to learn more.

When we have a customer that comes to us for a project, custom or otherwise, the first thing we want to know is if we already have the material they need in our inventory. Watch our video to learn more.

Waterparks and theme parks, particularly in southern states, all use products that don’t hold up and need constant replacement. We do. Watch our video to learn more.

Stephan Wood Products is unique in our field because we offer a lot of different products. Watch our video to learn more.

All Stephan Wood Products are made to military specification. We have a resin system that’s been in place since 1991. Watch our video to learn more.

Natural wood will twist, warp, cup, absorb moisture, and split on the ends. Plus, wood doesn’t always hold paint. Watch our video to learn more.

Jim Tenbusch is a stalwart advocate for Stephan Wood Products and our craftsmanship. Watch our video to learn more.

Any potential client of ours can email from our contact form on our web page and call. Watch our video to learn more.

If it comes from our facility, it’s something that is going to work for you. Watch our video to learn more.

Electrodeposition coating, or e-coat, is the penultimate stage of our painting system. Watch our video to learn more.

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