No. 16 Hamer Family
600,000 acres (NEW TO LIST)
Fourth Generation of West Virginia Foresters Cracks Land Report 100 at No. 16
Starting with just one sawmill in 1976, West Virginia native Jim Hamer (1937–2011) grew his timber holdings exponentially. His heirs own 600,000 acres of timberland, run 5 sawmills, and produce 50 million board feet of green lumber per year and 25 million board feet of kiln-dried lumber in the Mountain State annually. Jim C. Hamer Companies have long been recognized as a pioneer in converting sawdust into densified fuel pellets and creating a novel fuel source.
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