Michigan Maple Block Co.Michigan Maple Block Company developed the laminated hard maple butcher block, replacing the easily split sycamore rounds, over 100 years ago. By 1908, Michigan Maple Block was producing butcher blocks, reversible blocks, bench tops, cutting benches, mallet and die blocks and cutting boards.
Today, properly dried, hard maple remains the ideal wood for butcher blocks. The porosity of wood allows cleaning agents to penetrate below the surface, sanitizing the work surface. Wood has been a preferred cutting surface historically. Maple, with its close grain, smooth surface, hardness, lack of color, durability, and the fact that is does not dull cutting tools, is the most desirable wood.
Michigan Maple Block Company's butcher blocks, work benches, counter tops and cutting boards are not only the preferred work surface for butcher shops, restaurants and home kitchens throughout the country, the are also a symbol of excellence.