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Cooper Lumber Acquires Thomasville Lumber Company, Inc.

General News

Cooper Lumber is excited to announce the acquisition of Thomasville Lumber Company, Inc. Thomasville Lumber Company, owned and operated by James Dixon since 2001, produces 4/4 and 8/4 rough and dressed pine lumber for sale in both domestic and export markets, and is known in the industry for its superior lumber quality and customer satisfaction.

Aerial Photo of Thomasville Sawmill
Aerial Photo of Thomasville Sawmill

“We are excited to welcome the Thomasville Lumber team into the Cooper family,” said Angus R. Cooper III, President of The Cooper Group, Inc. “The addition of Thomasville Lumber greatly enhances Cooper Lumber’s ability to meet growing customer demand and provide the industry’s highest standard of lumber products and customer service.”

The sawmill facility that became Thomasville Lumber in 2001 was developed in 1966 as a small lumber mill under R.R. Bedwell. The facility continued to expand operations until 1975 when Bankhead Hardwoods, Inc. acquired the facility. In 1979, Coastal Lumber Company acquired the location and converted it to a pine mill in 1988.

The Cooper Group’s start in the lumber industry started with the acquisition of the Cooper Lumber-Carrollton Sawmill facility in 2018, McComb Sawmill in 2022, and now the Cooper Lumber-Thomasville Sawmill, increasing annual pine lumber production to over 57 million board feet annually.

“Cooper Lumber welcomes the Thomasville Lumber team to The Cooper Group,” said Jason W. Anderson, Managing Director of Cooper Timberlands Corp. “The added quality lumber production and close proximity of the Cooper Lumber-Thomasville facility to our other sawmill locations will play a vital role as we continue to diversify the Cooper Lumber brand to meet the demands that our growing customer base has come to expect.”

Cooper Lumber’s pine sawmill in Carrollton, AL specializes in producing 1” rough-cut lumber, and their pine sawmill in McComb, MS produces 1” S4S boards, both for sale in domestic and export markets. Cooper Timberlands forestry footprint expands across the southeastern United States and consists of sawmills, a chip mill, woodyard operations, and land management.

The acquisition was finalized in February 2024.

About The Cooper Group

The Cooper Group is anchored by one of America’s oldest and largest stevedoring and maritime firms. Established in 1905, The Cooper Group has operations on all three U.S. coasts and international operations in Mexico. The company maintains ownership in numerous satellite companies, including warehousing, terminal operations, tugboats, push boats, barging, barge fleeting, floating terminals, logistics, forestry operations, vessel repair, and restaurants. The company’s experienced, action-oriented people, state-of-the-art equipment and automated facilities provide customers with safe, efficient and cost-effective movement of cargo anywhere.

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About Cooper Timberlands

Cooper Timberlands consists of an experienced timber procurement staff with locations in Aliceville, Creola, and Grove Hill, Alabama, and Dennis, Mississippi (Bay Springs facility).  Cooper Timberlands acquires standing timber from landowners, manages timber harvesting with contract logging crews, sells these products to paper mills and sawmills, and provides land management services to landowners. Operating a chip mill in northeast Mississippi, Cooper Timberlands produces hardwood chips for sale to paper manufacturing companies. Cooper Timberlands also employs experienced operators and reliable equipment that manages wood yard operations for several pulp and paper companies in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. Cooper Lumber, a division of Cooper Timberlands Corp., produces various pine lumber products for sale in domestic and export markets.

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Mallory J. Smith – Marketing Content Manager –

Source: The Cooper Group, Inc.