Appalachian Blue Ridge Heritage Hardwoods
About Union Church Millworks
Union Church Millworks, Inc. was established in 1996 by Stephen A. Bennett. Located in the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia, Union Church specializes in 3/4” hardwood flooring, full-length paneling and wainscoting as well as a wide variety of mouldings and stair parts.
Although our business is defined as “custom millworks” we have the uncommon capability to ship 75% of customer orders within five business days with all standard orders filled in less than 4 weeks. To keep this customer commitment, we utilize a 25,000 square foot climate controlled warehouse in conjunction with an advanced inventory tracking system. We also apply dedicated sales forecasting practices in order to ensure in stock positions.
We stock perpetual inventory of more than 450K square feet of completed flooring product, paneling and trim. In addition, we have in excess of 1M to 2M board feet of kiln dried lumber.
The mill currently employs more than 45 people. Many critical positions such as Mill Manager, Inventory Manager, Warehouse and Shipping Manager, Personnel Manager, and Key Account Managers and Craftsmen remain filled by the same qualified individuals that helped to start and establish the business more than a decade ago.
Approximately, 97% of all logs purchased by Union Church Millworks are supplied by Parent Company Holdings or by loggers who have been trained in SFI (Sustained Forest Initiative) practices and procedures. Local landowners or farmers that do not traditionally harvest timber but may be doing so on a one time or non-routine basis supply the additional 3% of incidental timber.
The company has been featured in numerous Regional and National Publications and in the PBS series, “The New Home Show” and “HGTV” as well as several Major Motion Pictures building authentic/period set designs. Commercial projects have been featured in “Architectural Digest” and include luxury resort work in The Greenbrier, The Homestead and Snowshoe Ski Resort. We supplied flooring for the new corporate headquarters for “The Billy Graham Ministries.” Most recently, we’ve supplied the hardwoods for the “Clifton Forge Masonic Amphitheatre” which won the “Building of 2012” by American Architects Magazine.
The business as a whole was originally structured to handle aggressive sales growth. The machinery, warehousing capabilities and the raw material is currently in place to increase production well over 100%. Additional labor could be easily added and supported due to available skilled labor in the local area.
President of Union Church Millworks
Virginia Forestry Association's
"Man of the Year" Award, 1991
U.S. Forest Service's
75th Anniversary Award
Timber Harvesting Magazine's
American Pulpwood Associations's Outstanding Independent Contractor
Appalachian Forest Management Group
Alleghany County, Virginia
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