Overseas Hardwoods Company was started in 1967 importing Hardwoods from Southeast Asia. The company specialized in Apitong/Keruing for flatbed truck decking. Lee Robinson, SR., the founder, had produced truck flooring at his previous company, Mobile River Sawmill using Red Oak, White Oak, Hickory, Pecan, Beech, and Ash. As the value of these domestic woods increased during the Post War Era as they were used for higher end uses, Mr. Robinson saw the benefits of Apitong/Keruing as a suitable alternative to these traditional species in flatbed applications. In the early 2000’s, the company became know as OHC.