Since 1954, W. M. Tinder has been a part of the mid-Atlantic lumber industry. Founded in Alexandria, Va., by Wallace M. 'Pete' Tinder, the company was primarily a lumber broker, but quickly moved into distribution. Its distribution area includes Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., as well as parts of North Carolina and West Virginia. In 1983, the company moved from Alexandria, Va., to a larger location in Manassas, Va. There is also a three-acre facility in Franklin, Va., that serves southern Virginia and North Carolina. W.M. Tinder now trading as Tinder Wholesale, has been under the direct control of W. Michael 'Mick' Tinder since 1983. The main focus of the company is to provide delivery services for regional and independent retail lumber and millwork dealers as well as housing manufacturers. Next day delivery is available for more than 90 percent of the customer base. Tinder distributes traditional wood moulding, millwork, lumber items as well as a line of low- and no-maintenance products.