Snow River was acquired by Columbian Home Products in 1999. Originally based in Vermont, the company was put together with the Bemis Manufacturing Company in Crandon, WI and operations are consolidated there. The plant has been in continuous operation since 1974 making cutting boards, and a variety of other high-end wood products and OEM items. In 2003, the company expanded and built a new 15,000 square foot warehouse which closed a 3PL from Sheboygan Falls the business had been using and made it much more responsive to business.
October 2006 brought the opportunity to acquire Foley Martin; one of Snow River’s largest competitor’s and with it, become the largest manufacturer of wooden cutting boards in the USA. Since that time, the company has grown to encompass the brands Grande Epicure, Wisconsin Hardwoods, and Snow River.