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Environmental Commitment

Safety Commitment

Compliance & Certifications

Members Of

Environmental Commitment:

At Independence Lumber, Inc. our goal is to balance between forest management with environmental protection. Legal, Sustainable, Abundant Resource

We believe sustainable forest production is critical to providing important wood products and also protecting the forest from wildfire.

We are among the most plentiful and well-managed natural resources in the world. Hardwood forests naturally regenerate themselves and do not require planting. The preferred method of harvesting is single-tree selection. This provides a sustainable supply and ensures the overall health of the forest – including water quality, wildlife habitat, and biodiversity. As a result, the volume of hardwoods has more than doubled since 1950.


Independence Lumber operates in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.

Compliance & Certifications

Independence Lumber, Inc. is in compliance with USDA-Aphis for firewood & Kindling products.

Seal for Firewood

Seal for Kindling

VA Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Plant Pest Inspection Certificate.

Independence Lumber, Inc. operating with the Wood Packaging Material (WPM) and Heat Treatment Program. -We are a WPM Facility bearing the CIS audit stamp, meeting the requirements for export shipment as required for the American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) and the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) ISPM 15

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Virginia Loggers Association (VLA) is a non- profit organization dedicated to educational training and promoting a better understanding of the forest Products Industry to the Commonwealth of Virginia and to promote legislative awareness and representation.

North Carolina Forestry Association (NCFA) The NCFA, a private, non-profit partnership, forest managers, landowners, mill operators, loggers, furniture manufactures, educators and the long-term health and productivity of the states forest resources and industries they support, the NCFA is the state's oldest forest conservation organization, established in 1911.

Tom Farthing

afety Supervisor


276-773-3744 ext. 207

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