Independence Lumber, Inc. has two Modern Facilities located in Virginia & North Carolina
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.
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.
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.