ABBEVILLE, AL -- Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated, the nation's leading producer of pressure treated pine lumber, announced today that one of its subsidiaries has acquired a wood treating plant and its related assets in Mansura, Louisiana. The plant was formerly owned by Elder Wood Preserving Co., Inc.
"For more than 30 years, Elder Wood Preserving has been a leader in our industry in Louisiana and portions of the Gulf Coast. Our two organizations have a similar culture that always puts customers first, and our expectation is that the plant will continue to do just that. Our involvement will simply enable that plant to bring more products and more resources to its customers than ever before while allowing us to expand our footprint," said Jimmy Rane, Great Southern's president and CEO.
"It's an exciting opportunity for all involved and something I wish Joe Elder could have been here to celebrate with us today," Rane added, referring to the recent passing of Elder Wood Preserving's founder.
Established in 1970, Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated, services D-I-Y retail home centers, pro dealers and other retail building related segments throughout the South and Midwest. The company is best known to consumers as the maker of YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine. YellaWood® brand products are easily identifiable by a distinctive yellow tag and have long been recognized by consumers, professional builders, architects and specifiers for quality and dependability. From fence products, columns, deck specialties, kiln-dried after treatment (KDAT) products and other specialty items, YellaWood is the brand of choice for outdoor building. The company also produces N-Durz® brand borate treated lumber for interior applications and FlameFreez® brand fire retardant products for both residential and commercial applications. The company is a distributor of many items like TimberTech® composite decking, that are used in the building industry. In addition, Greenbush Logistics, Inc., an affiliate of Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated, has a fleet of more than 200 trucks and 400 trailers enabling the company to provide timely and dependable service, which assists its dealers with more effective inventory management.