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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

Quality. That's the word that came to mind initially during my visit with Jeff Owens and Marshall and David Haglund of Utah Wood and Iron in Orem. The company's products are both beautiful and unique, and these craftsmen are meticulous and committed to manufacturing great masterpieces.

Jeff had been in the IT business for years but his passion has always been fine woodworking. Marshall was a welder for more than 10 years and completed intricate welding projects in his own shop. These neighbors decided to pool their talents and start Utah Wood and Iron. David, Marshall's father and a Delta pilot, joined the enterprise, providing the financial backing to launch the company.

Utah Wood and Iron makes and finishes useful items designed to last for years, with an eye for ingenuity of design and quality of construction. The company specializes in using materials and artifacts from a customer's own history to create furnishings that will perpetuate family memories through many generations.

Wood and iron, whether recycled or fresh from the mill, are the material building blocks of the unique, beautiful and functional items Utah Wood and Iron produces. The hand-crafted furniture I saw in the workshop was breathtaking. I was fascinated by the patterns of wood grain and noted how the heft and strength of iron complements and partners with wood. One very interesting piece was a love seat made from the hood of an old John Deere tractor. Reborn as a piece of furniture for a porch or family room, it not only serves functionally as a place to sit but also a way to remember the grandfather who used the tractor until it wore out.

Wood has been around since the beginning of time, and man has been using iron for more than 3,000 years. This extensive history explains the enduring enjoyment people get from working with, sitting on or even just touching these timeless materials. And Utah Wood and Iron is happy to produce unique items made from both.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

Utah Wood and Iron 165 N. 1330 W. D-1 Orem, UT 84057 801-425-2440

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