November 3, 2011

A subsidiary of Great Southern Wood Preserving acquired a wood treating plant in Mansura, La., formerly owned by Elder Wood Preserving.

Great Southern CEO Jimmy Rane said the two companies have similar cultures. "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," he said. 

Elder Wood has been an industry leader for more than 30 years, he added.

March 2, 2011

Great Southern Wood Preserving has bought a minority share of U.S. Lumber Group, an Atlanta-based building products distributor, according to an article in the Alabama Press Register.

As part of the deal, U.S. Lumber will begin distributing Great Southern's pressure-treated and kiln-dried lumber products, which will be sold under the YellaWood brand. 

February 26, 2011

Abbeville, Ala.-based Great Southern Wood Preserving formed an alliance with specialty building materials distributor U.S. Lumber Group.

Under the new alliance, an affiliate of Great Southern will become a minority investor in U.S. Lumber and customers of both companies will leverage the benefits of increased volume purchasing and sharing of "best practices." No jobs will be adversely affected, nor are management changes anticipated, the companies announced.