Independent Stave Company (ISCO) has agreed to purchase two stave mill facilities from Brown-Forman Corporation. The acquisition is expected to be finalized by November 1, 2022. The stave mills are located in Stevenson, AL and Jackson, OH.from Independent Stave Company and Coil Construction were on hand for the groundbreaking.
Coil breaks ground for new Independent Stave Company mill
Coil Construction broke ground today to make way for a new mill for Independent Stave Company to produce staves for bourbon and wine barrels. Community members, members of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Arkansas Economic Development Commission, and representatives
from Independent Stave Company and Coil Construction were on hand for the groundbreaking.
TW Boswell and World Cooperage Earn Certification to Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standards
On February 25, 2022, Cooperages 1912’s domestic stave mills and cooperage achieved certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI). Now, all TW Boswell and World Cooperage American oak barrels will be certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Fiber Sourcing Standard.
Independent Stave Company Earns Certification to Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standards
On February 25, 2022, Independent Stave Company’s domestic stave mills and cooperages achieved certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI). Moving forward, all American oak barrels manufactured domestically will be certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Fiber Sourcing Standard.
Oak Solutions Group Develops New F+ / Fermentation Plus
Oak Solutions Group is pleased to the announce the latest addition to its trū/tan portfolio: f+ / Fermentation Plus. Fermentation Plus is a hydrolysable tannin that is a blend of gallotannin and ellagitannin derived from Quercus Alba. It adds subtle aromas and a smooth, round mouthfeel to heavier whites and lighter reds.
ISC Barrels Introduces Smoked Barrels in Small Batch Series
ISC Barrels is expanding the Small Batch Series with the addition of a new line of Smoked Barrels.
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Prepares to Expand Operations into Ireland
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel, a subsidiary of Independent Stave Company, is expanding operations with the opening of a cooperage facility in Ireland. The company will begin doing business under the name Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ireland on September 1, 2021. The facility is located near the town of Newbridge, in County Kildare, about an hour west of Dublin.
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Receives ISO 9001 Certification
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel, a subsidiary of Independent Stave Company, is proud to announce they have received the ISO 9001 certification. The ISO 9001 certification is an international standard that requires companies to develop and document a quality management system that outlines how they operate.
Donation from Cooperages 1912 Continues to Benefit Students through the Wine Industry Scholars Program at Sonoma State University
Summer 2021 will mark the fifth year of Cooperages 1912’s scholarship donation to the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. Cooperages 1912 has donated $10,000 per year for the past five years to the Wine Industry Scholars Program (WISP), which began in 2017.
Schools face a substitute teacher crisis. These districts are getting creative to fix it.
Stefanie Fernandez usually spends her work week in the finance office of Independent Stave, a company that manufactures oak barrels for bourbon and other spirits, headquartered in Lebanon, Missouri. But once every week or two since in December, Fernandez has trailed her son into his middle school when she drops him off for classes. She checks in at the office, collects a binder of “sub notes,” and reports to a classroom.