PORTLAND, OR — The Collins Companies announced it has received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certification of its hardwood mill, located in Richwood, WV (FSC-C107861). This  mill is the ninth Collins' site to receive FSC certification.

Purchased by the company in 2005, the 29-acre Collins Hardwood site mills red and white oak, poplar, hard and soft maple, ash, basswood, birch and cherry. Annually, the facility mills 33 million board feet of wood, producing domestic and export rough and surfaced lumber, as well as veneer logs.

“In 1940, long before words like ‘sustainability’ were at the forefront of discussions within the forestry industry, The Collins Companies implemented practices to protect the biodiversity of our forests’ ecosystems and to create long term and stable manufacturing facilities,” said Paul Harlan, vice president of resources. “Our continued recognition by the FSC, a credible and well-respected group, validates the direction and culture that the Collins family legacy put in place at the company’s inception.”

In addition to hardwood, The Collins Cos. produces softwoods, particleboard and engineered wood siding and trim, all available FSC certified.

Have something to say? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.