Cooper Lumber acquires Thomasville Lumber Co.

This marks the third lumber industry acquisition for The Cooper Group

An aerial view of Thomasville Lumber Co.

Cooper Lumber, a division of Cooper Timberlands, has acquired Thomasville Lumber Co. Inc. in Thomasville. Cooper Timberlands is a company of The Cooper Group, based in Mobile.

Thomasville Lumber, owned and operated by James Dixon since 2001, produces 4/4 and 8/4 rough and dressed pine lumber for both the domestic and export markets. However, the company has a history stretching back to 1966 when R.R. Bedwell started a small lumber mill. Since then, it has changed hands and products multiple times.

“We are excited to welcome the Thomasville Lumber team into the Cooper family,” said Angus 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 Cooper Group, which was established in 1905 and is anchored by stevedoring and maritime firms, started in the lumber industry with the acquisition of the Cooper Lumber-Carrollton Sawmill facility in 2018. It then added the McComb Sawmill in 2022 and now the Thomasville Sawmill, bringing its annual pine lumber production to more than 57 million board feet.

“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,” said Jason Anderson, managing director of Cooper Timberlands Corp.

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

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