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Bell Lumber & Pole Reaches Agreement with AmeriTies West, LLC

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Bell Lumber and Pole Co. (“Bell”), a 4th generation family owned leader in the markets of round wood and glulam utility poles and timber pilings, announced it has completed an agreement with AmeriTies West, LLC (“AmeriTies”).  The agreement will provide Bell with a West Coast source for creosote and copper naphthenate treated utility poles and timber pilings produced out of The Dalles, Oregon, USA.

The AmeriTies partnership represents a significant step toward Bell’s diversification in treating systems and aligns with Bell’s long-established procurement and peeling operations in the region for Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar poles and pilings. The Amerities agreement also builds on Bell’s growth strategies for the western regions of the United States and Canada while expanding Bell’s local operations and inventory footprint, providing additional scale to service the utility industry and other commercial and industrial markets. This partnership also adds to Bell’s strong portfolio of treated wood-product options, introducing copper naphthenate and creosote, which are recognized as high-performance treating solutions.

Tom Bell, President and Owner of Bell, shared his perspective: “Our relationship with AmeriTies will help Bell further strengthen our position in West Coast markets. AmeriTies is a highly complementary organization and treating operation and will help us add an even stronger inventory position and solution for our customers. We are excited about our increased potential in this extremely important market and look to this expanded offering to continue to build on our 111-year legacy in the utility industry.”

“We are very excited about the opportunities this partnership creates for AmeriTies and Bell which includes access to a broader range of resources and markets. We look forward to working together to grow our businesses,” said Jeff Thompson, President of AmeriTies.

The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

About Bell

Bell Lumber & Pole Company is a 4th generation, 111-year old privately held company with headquarters in Minneapolis, MN. Bell has production and woodlands operations in 13 U.S. states and Canada. Bell services utilities and other commercial and industrial markets primarily in North America and has an expanding international footprint. The Bell family also owns Alamco Wood Products, LLC, a custom wood laminating business in Albert Lea, MN serving both domestic and international markets. The Bell team are wood experts who deliver excellence in products, aesthetics, value and service, all customized to customer needs and available even in unplanned events.

About AmeriTies

Since 2005, AmeriTies is a proud supplier of treated wood products including cross ties, switch ties and bridge timbers for the railroad industry of America. AmeriTies operates out of its Hope, AR and The Dalles, OR facilities.

Source: Bell Lumber & Pole Company