Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary
In 1970, no one could have foreseen that a small backyard treating plant would one day be celebrating its 50th anniversary – having securely claimed a spot as a leader in the lumber industry. Or that a three-man crew loading lumber into the back of a pickup truck for delivery to its first customer would eventually reach annual sales of over a billion dollars with coverage across more than half of the United States and into international markets as well.
The story of Great Southern is – like the stories of most successful businesses – one of innovation, adaptability and dedication. It begins with a man trying to solve a problem after a family tragedy, and it continues through bold territory expansions, strategic product additions and innovative marketing campaigns – all enhanced by the highest level service from a team that always puts customers first.
As we celebrate this special milestone for our company, we’re sharing the stories of how we got here. We welcome you to learn more about the history of our company, our people and our products at YellaStories.com.