Progressive Farmer Article Features Great Southern


ABBEVILLE, AL - Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc., has been featured in an article in the January 2003 issue of Progressive Farmer magazine.

Written by Dan Miller, the article focuses on changes taking place in the treated lumber industry. Much of the background information used in the article was gathered during a site visit to Great Southern's state-of-the-art treating facility in Conyers, Georgia.

Great Southern's Conyers facility opened in 1985, then received a complete upgrade in 1990. Currently, the facility is capable of producing 200 million board feet of lumber annually.

Jimmy Rane, President and CEO of Great Southern, was pleased that Progressive Farmer chose the Conyers facility to feature in its article. "We're very proud of our team in Conyers and of what they accomplish for our company. To be selected for inclusion in this project is a tremendous compliment to them," said Rane.

To see the article in its entirety, please visit the Progressive Farmer website at

Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc., has been ranked as the second largest manufacturer of pressure-treated lumber products in the nation with plants located throughout the South. Founded in 1970 in Abbeville, Alabama, Great Southern has grown to include plants in Mobile, Alabama; Muscle Shoals, Alabama; Conyers, Georgia; Statesboro, Georgia; Columbus, Texas; Memphis, Tennessee; and Sumter County, Florida.