• Cal Cedar

    Celebrating 100 years of pencil industry leadership

Empowering pencil success stories from tree to final nub

The Pencil Industry’s most enduring wood supplier

Pencil manufacturers have relied upon our stability and expertise as wooden pencil slat supplier of choice to the world‘s greatest pencil brands for nearly 100 years.

An Innovator of new Pencil Industry products & services

From offering the world’s first FSC Certified slats and pencils to developing the most trusted online resource for pencils and the creativity they inspire, we’re passionate about assuring the long term relevance of our company and our industry.

We are Global Citizens committed to success through responsible business development

Whether minimizing wasteful activities, using the most environmentally sound and sustainable resources available, promoting and practicing fair competitive business practices within our industry or giving back to support education

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Latest News & post

Centennial Historical Series: The Role of the Research Department

The following text excerpt and images from my recent book “The Story of CalCedar: 100 Years of Pencil Supply History” highlight the important role of research in the company’s development. This selection has a particular emphasis on the leadership provided by my grandfather Charles Berolzheimer in building a collaborative research organization and in the development of the company's Thin Kerf Sawing technology in the late 1950s and early 60s which dramatically increased yield of pencil slats from cedar lumber.

Women in Cedar

CalCedar women leaders attended the Advancing Women's Leadership Conference at University of the Pacific here in Stockton which included speaking appearances by Sheryl Sandberg, COO Facebook as Keynote Speaker, as well as Bank of America - California President Janet Lamkin and classical music "maverick" Jade Simmons sharing their inspirational stories.

Centennial Pencil Display

During the research phase for the writing of our company history "The Story of CalCedar: 100 Years of Pencil Supply History" one of the interesting documents unearthed in our company and family archives was a 1905 patent awarded to Philip Berolzheimer for a series of creative geometrical shaped pencil displays.