Michigan Maple Block Company has been manufacturing butcher block products since 1881. Its wood welded butcher block line includes kitchen countertops, wood countertops, kitchen islands, kitchen carts, wood cutting boards, dining tables and dining table tops, carving boards, bakery tables, workbench tops, laboratory tops, shuffleboards and locker benches. The end grain laminated hard maple butcher block was developed as the practical answer to the needs of the meat cutting industry over 100 years ago. Pioneer in the development of fine butcher block products, Michigan Maple Block Company has been among the leaders in the field. Today, whether end grain butcher block or edge grain work benches, counter tops or cutting boards, butcher block is not only the best work surface but a symbol of excellence, in a butcher shop, gourmet restaurant, office or home. Michigan Maple Block, located in the heart of hard maple country, is one of the largest and oldest manufacturers of butcher block products in the United States. The company has been family owned for nearly all of its 100 years, and is located in Petoskey, Mich.