GSW Acquires Rocky Top Building Products
Abbeville, AL – Great Southern Wood Preserving,
Incorporated, the nation’s leading producer of pressure treated pine lumber for residential, farm, commercial and industrial uses, announced today that its subsidiaries have acquired the assets of the Rocky Top Building Products companies.
With the asset acquisition of Rocky Top and other wholly owned
subsidiaries of Rocky Mount, VA-based The Franklin Group, Inc., Great Southern Wood Preserving’s distribution coverage now stretches from the Florida Keys to Texas to Canada including all or parts of 27 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 Preserving, Incorporated.
“There are many similarities between our two companies, but our
distribution footprints are adjacent although they don’t overlap. Bottom line, this is a good fit for both organizations and our customers.”
Carey Garst, chief executive officer of Rocky Top Building Products, Inc., said Great Southern’s systems, resources and ability to source products on an international scale will benefit Rocky Top’s customers.
Established in 1970, Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated, services D-I-Y retail home centers, pro dealers and other retail building related and industrial segments throughout the South and Midwest, the Caribbean and Latin America.
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.
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.
Rocky Top Building Products, Inc., was established in 1977 and operated plants in Rocky Mount, VA; Hagerstown, MD and Fombell, PA. Serving independent lumberyards, wholesalers, farm co-ops and home improvement chain stores, Rocky Top Building Products distributed pressure treated lumber for exterior and interior applications, alternative and specialty wood products under its own ProSelect®,
Vista Decking™ and Vista Railing™ brands, as well as a number of other brands.
About Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated
Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated is a wholly owned subsidiary of Great Southern Wood Holdings, Inc. The company is headquartered in Abbeville, Alabama. It and its
subsidiaries have plants located in Mobile, Alabama; Muscle Shoals, Alabama; Brookhaven, Mississippi; Glenwood, Arkansas; Mt. Pleasant, Texas; Columbus, Texas; Buckner, Missouri; Conyers, Georgia; Jesup, Georgia; Mansura, Louisiana; Bushnell, Florida and now in Rocky Mount, VA; Hagerstown, MD; and Fombell, PA. For
information about Great Southern, please call us at 334-585-2291 or visit our website at www.greatsouthernwood.com
YellaWood®, the yellow tag, N-Durz®, FlameFreez®, and ProSelect® are federally registered trademarks of
Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated. Vista Decking, Vista Railing and the Great Southern Wood Preserving,
Incorporated logo are trademarks of Great Southern Wood Preserving,