OUR COMMITMENT TO QUALITY HAS NEVER WAVERED
In 1893 Charles Wesley Robinson, Indiana railroad builder and banker, founded Robinson Lumber Company in Meridian, Mississippi. Recognizing the opportunity to export high quality Long Leaf Pine lumber around the world, he soon moved the company to New Orleans, Louisiana.
Robert Gibson Robinson, his son, upon recognizing the declining supply of export quality Heart Pine, began the company’s first foreign manufacturing facility in Nicaragua in 1942 to supply Pitch Pine to Robinson’s customers around the world.
After World War II, Jack, Charlie, and Sam, the third generation of Robinsons entered the business, expanded into hardwoods and began operations in Honduras and Brazil. Now owned and managed by the fourth generation of the Robinson family, the company boasts multiple U.S. locations including the East, West and Gulf coasts plus the superior Appalachian hardwood region.
Robinson now has five locations in Central and South America and our newest, a sales office in Europe. The Robinson tradition continues with expansion into new products to meet the needs of old and new customers alike.
Robinson Lumber Company is now owned and managed by the fifth generation of the Robinson family carrying its traditions into the next century.
Founded by Charles Wesley Robinson in New Orleans
First exports of Southern Long Leaf Pine to the Caribbean
Sawmilling and export operations begin in Nicaragua
First delivery of lumber for construction of Higgins Boats during WWII
Second generation imports first sawn Mahogany lumber from Mexico
Pitch Pine exported from Honduras to the Caribbean & Europe
Third generation imports the first Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry) lumber into the United States
White Oak and other temperate hardwoods exported to Europe as lumber and strips
Sales of tropical hardwoods to all 50 states
Asia Division established with headquarters in California
Fourth Generation establishes Indiana facility for US hardwood exports
First exotic flooring imported from South America
American White Oak flooring manufactured in Belgium
European office established in Belgium
Forest Stewardship Council® certification
Honduras flooring factory begins operations
Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund founded
Flooring inventories in five states
Fifth generation enters the family business
First sales of Southeast Asian Hardwoods in Europe