OVV was establish by Edward and Carol Robbins in 1990. The Robbins' started in the
with a logging crew and decided to expand with the purchase of the Jasper, Ohio sawmill.
family-owned and operated mill has been handled by three generations. It was previously
Ed's Father, Bill Robbins, and his grandfather, Art Barker. The Barker family had
family-owned sawmills that date back to World War 2 to Ed's great uncle Floyd Barker,
lumber for the government during the war. His grandfather Oval Montgomery was also a
when mules were the only equipment used to move logs and where Bill Robbins got his
In 1999 the Robbins expanded with the purchase of a second sawmill, located on US 23 in
Robbins installed three Wood-Mizer LT 300 mills and produces only Walnut lumber at this
today. In 2003, he started Ohio Valley Chipping, a chip mill located in Greenup, Ky.
is chipped by a Morbark 83" four-knife chipper, then is loaded onto barges and shipped
River to Hawesville, Ky. This mill produces 120,000 tons of chips annually. OVV expanded
the purchase of the Crownover mill located in Peebles, Ohio in 2010. This mill operates
Innovec Stero Scanners, 2-8" band head rigs, and a Cleereman 42 LP carriage for the
production of 12
million feet annually.