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14 May 2021


Yoder Lumber has been a leader in the production of Appalachian hardwood lumber since 1944. Here's how the company evolved from a single portable sawmill serving local landowners to a provider of customized hardwood lumber solutions to customers around the world.
Founder John J. Yoder started the company with five employees and a portable sawmill. The mill was moved from location to location during timber harvests, sawing timber into lumber on site for landowners.

1955 – Yoder Lumber designed its first permanent sawmill in Sugarcreek, Ohio. This became known as the Charm location and it is still in operation today.
1975 – Yoder Lumber purchased the Berlin, Ohio location for use as an active manufacturing plant and dry kiln yard.
1987 – Smash Proof Products – Yoder Lumber designed and produced a line of creepers for the automotive industry from 1975 to 1989.
1999 – Yoder Lumber purchased the Buckhorn facility from Semac Industries, increasing overall capacity with two band sawmills, a pre-dryer, dry kilns, and various storage buildings.
2002 – Rolling Ridge Woods, the company’s veneer logs division, was incorporated in Parkersburg, WV. This division was acquired as part of the Buckhorn yard purchase from Semac Industries in 1999.
2004 – Yoder Lumber began exporting lumber by containers to customers in China.
2010 – A new, state-of-the-art sawmill which includes a 7’ Salem Headrig and Linebar Resaw Bandmill was completed at the Buckhorn facility.
2019 – Yoder Lumber celebrated its 76 anniversary and installed its first finger-jointer, by Weinig.
In all these years Yoder has developed with acquisitions and investments in new production plants for the production of pallets and with the opening of new sales agencies. Today Yoder Lumber ranks among the best American sawmills. Yoder Lumber offers the finest species of lumber available in the Ohio Valley’s Appalachian hardwood forests, plus select non-native exotic hardwood species. The company offer the following species in varying thicknesses, lengths, and color sorts. Yoder Lumber’s modern millwork manufacturing plant produces S4S, dimensional lumber, and custom mouldings of Appalachian hardwood lumber and other wood species.
Sorting Facility & Equipment:
• 18 million board feet annual production capacity (2016).
• 1.8 million on stick inventory and 1.8 million kiln dried inventory.
• MIC (Morris Industrial Corporation) 45 bay Bin Sorter with Softac Control system.
- Advanced photo-eye technology detects product based on width and length.
- Custom bundles of lumber are sorted based on your needs for width and length’s request.

For more information contact Mr. Jack Morton, Sales and Marketing Manager:
YODER LUMBER Co. Inc./ Head-quarters & Hardwood Components
4515 Township Road 367
OH-44654 MILLERSBURG, Ohio / Usa
Ph. +1 330 8933121 / Fax +1 330 8933031