Company History & Profile
Independence Lumber, Inc. Established 1984
Independence Lumber, Inc. established by owner Randall Eller in 1984. Mr. Eller has been in the lumber industry since 1976, owning and selling another mill operation in Jefferson, North Carolina before establishing Independence Lumber, Inc. in Grayson County of the Appalachian Mountains, in Southwest Virginia, and better known for the Blue Ridge Mountains where some of the best hardwoods and eastern white pines are grown. In 2013, owner Randall Eller purchased his second mill operation in Surry County. The new saw-mill operation in Elkin, North Carolina gives Independence Lumber, Inc. the ability to meet larger export orders and production.
Independence Lumber Inc. operates forestry and harvesting operations spread out over Southwest Virginia and Northern North Carolina. This allows us to control the quantity and quality of logs coming into the mill and to give our customers a consistent and uniform premium product through our state-of-the-art technology guided sawmill and kiln-dried operations.
We annually produce over 44 million board-feet in lumber operations and over 20 million board-feet of kiln-dried lumber.
Saw-Mill Technology & Quality
Independence Lumber, Inc. we employ the most advanced technology and one of the most progressive manufacturing processes. Our Double-cut band-mills and laser-guided scanning technology improve the yield of each log; the abrasive planers deliver clean lumber with fewer splits and less skip. The latest kiln equipment, combined with the way we manage and monitor the drying process, provides more consistent in our product.
The larger higher grade logs are squared up by the Cleereman Head Rig. The logs are then fed to the Jocar Band Re-saw which has the capability to turn cants to determine the best faces for maximizing grade recovery. The small to medium, lower grade logs, are sawed by the Cooper Scragg. The Optimizing Edger & the Optimizing End Trimmer utilizes computer controlled scanners to get the maximum yield of lumber from each board with the least amount of waste. Over 10,000 board feet of lumber is produced each hour. The lumber is then collected in the Bay Sorter. This new computer technology separates grades into lengths from 4/4 to 10/4, widths, color & thickness. All grades are based on NHLA Rules and Sales Codes to ensure a quality product.
We ship Local, regional & global
All lumber is end-painted and banded with 1 ¼” steel banding for domestic or export shipment.
Independence Lumber, Inc. has a fleet of well maintained tractor & trailers which ensures prompt service & delivery.