Five decades. One simple goal.
After 50 years, we're still striving to be the best.
No one would have guessed that a two-man crew loading its first order of lumber into the back of a pickup truck 50 years ago would have come this far, but here we are.
Several decades after our humble beginning, we still remain true to our small-town Alabama roots. Our focus is the same now as it was with that first delivery: striving to be the very best at what we do every single day.
That was our promise 50 years ago and it'll continue to be our promise for the next 50.
Lawson Curry first employee
Abbeville, Alabama plant begins operation
First delivery made to Ozark Building
Supply, Ozark, Alabama
Mobile, Alabama plant begins operation
(2nd treating plant). Haisten Harris first
in Abbeville (October)
Conyers, Georgia plant begins
operation (3rd treating plant)
Jimmy Rane completes OPM program
at Harvard Business School
Pat Dye stars in first "Osmose" TV commercials
Bushnell, Florida plant
GSW named second largest treater in the industry by Building Products Digest
Yellow tag federal registration
Muscle Shoals, Alabama plant begins
operations (5th treating plant)
Great Southern Trucking begins outside hauls
(65 trucks and 130 trailers)
Columbus, Texas plant
YellaWood® brand name unveiled
Yella Fella makes first TV appearance
in commercial "Bad Bart"
Jesup, Georgia plant begins operations
(7th treating plant). GSW named largest
treater in the industry by Building
Acquisition of treating facilities in
Buckner, MO and Glenwood, AR
Acquisition of treating
plant in Brookhaven,
Acquisition of treating facility in Mansura, LA
Acquisition of treating plants in Rocky Mount, VA;
Hagerstown, MD; and Fombell, PA (January)
Acquisition of Ashton Lewis Lumber Company (February)
Abbeville Fiber, LLC begins operation.
Abbeville Fiber sawmill named "Lancaster
Mill" in honor of Michael Lancaster