Unaka Forest Products, Inc. began in 1972 when owner and founder Jerry Hensley began his logging operation. However, its roots sprouted long before that when, as a young boy, Jerry learned the logging trade by logging with a horse alongside his father.
Progressing from a logging operation to a whole tree chipping operation and eventually into a scragg mill and pallet operation has been the journey of Unaka Forest Products, Inc. Jerry Hensley and his three children are, 40 years later, still maintaining a family owned and operated business. These experiences, the substantial amount of time in business and the dedication of each one of us make us eager to earn your business.
We hope the information you find on our web site enlightens you on our operation and why we feel we could be valuable to your company as a quality lumber provider and pallet manufacturer. You will also see that we are on the cutting edge of technology as well as environmentally conscious with our ever growing efforts in trying to decrease America’s dependency on foreign oil with the tons of biofuel we are producing. Our process has allowed us to take advantage of biomass solutions to serve the needs of America’s biofuel suppliers.
Our sister company Mobile Chip, Inc., is located in the William H Cole Industrial Park in Abingdon, Virginia. Mobile Chip, Inc. was originally established as a mobile chipping operation that would allow us to travel to various sites and chip. We still have the option of doing just that or remaining at Mobile Chip, Inc.’s home base in Abingdon. We also buy pulp wood at this location.
Did You Know?
More trees are growing in America today than any other time since the 1890's.
Wood is produced in a factory powered entirely by solar energy... the forest.
Each year, 1.6 billion trees are planted in the U.S. This is about 6 for every 1 we use.
The U.S. has some of the best tree growing land in the world. Today, net forest growth surpasses harvest by a substantial amount.
2015 will mark 46 years in business! For that, we celebrate and are grateful.