Since 1893

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.

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