Great Southern Wood expands footprint with acquisition
November 12, 2021 | 1:25 pm CST
Great Southern Wood Preservation expands footprint with acquisition

Great Southern Wood's acquisition expands the company's product distribution into 28 states.

ABBEVILLE, Ala.— Great Southe,rn Wood Preserving Inc., a producer of pressure treated wood has acquired the assets of Escue Wood Preserving Inc. of Millwood, Ky.

 With the asset acquisition of Escue Wood Preserving, Great Southern Wood further expands the distribution of its YellaWood brand-pressure treated pine as well as other products into markets that stretch from the Florida Keys to Texas to Canada including all or parts of 28 states and the District of Columbia.

“This represents the combination of two leaders in the building products industry,” said Jimmy Rane, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Great Southern Wood. “There are many similarities between our two companies. Our organizations have a combined 90+ years in the industry. We share the same values, work ethic, focus on product quality and a genuine passion for customer service. Plus, the addition of such a strong, experienced and dedicated team from Escue Wood Preserving to our organization bodes well for the future. Bottom line, this is a good fit for both organizations and the customers we serve.”

Kevin Escue, owner of Escue Wood Preserving, said, “Great Southern Wood’s systems, resources and ability to source products on an international scale will benefit Escue’s customers for many years to come while providing its employees a similar customer-oriented culture.”

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