Great Southern Wood buys into U.S. Lumber

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. 

A spokesman for U.S. Lumber told the newspaper that the Abbeville, Ala.-based distributor will now be able to sell its products from South Carolina through Maryland, where YellaWood is not now available. U.S. Lumber will sell its specialty products to existing Great Southern dealers in the Midwest, Southwest and Caribbean.

Great Southern has 10 treating plants and is building an 11th plant in Brookhaven, Miss., according to the article.