Cooper Lumber finalizes buy-out of Thomasville Lumber
Thomasville Lumber now Cooper Lumber

Thomasville Lumber produces 4/4 and 8/4 rough and dressed pine lumber for sale in both domestic and export markets.

MOBILE, Ala. — Cooper Lumber acquired Thomasville Lumber Company Inc. of Thomasville, Ala.

Owned and operated by James Dixon since 2001, Thomasville Lumber produces 4/4 and 8/4 rough and dressed pine lumber for sale in both domestic and export markets.

“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 acquired the facility. In 1979, Coastal Lumber Company acquired the operation. Coastal converted it to a pine mill in 1988.

The Cooper Group’s start in the lumber industry kicked off with the acquisition of the Cooper Lumber-Carrollton Sawmill facility in 2018, followed by the McComb Sawmill in 2022, and now the Cooper Lumber-Thomasville Sawmill. Cooper Lumber’s annual pine lumber production capacity is now more than 57 million board feet annually.


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