Culpeper Wood Preservers acquires Northeast Treaters Inc.
July 5, 2022 | 9:28 am CDT

CULPEPER, Va – Culpeper Wood Preservers, a producer of pressure-treated wood has acquired Northeast Treaters of Belchertown, Mass., and Athens, N.Y.

In a statement, the company said the acquisition of Northeast Treaters, strengthens the distribution coverage area for its pressure-treated wood into markets that stretch from the southeast to the northeast and thru the Midwest. Culpeper Wood Preservers now has a total of 16 treating plants within its footprint.

"We are thrilled about the acquisition and adding Northeast Treaters to our company. Culpeper Wood Preserver’s continued growth highlights our commitment to excellence for our customers, suppliers, and employees," said Jonathan Jenkins, president of Culpeper Wood Preservers. "The combination of these two companies strengthens our ability to provide greater value and service to our customers and expands our geographic reach.”

This acquisition is just the latest by the company. Most recently, in April of this year, the company purchased a facility in Sweetwater, Tenn., and in January of 2 021, the company purchased a treatment center in Lancaster, Mass.. The location was named Culpeper Wood of New England. 

“Northeast Treaters, Inc. has grown to be a strong regional supplier of pressure treated wood to New England and New York State over the past 35 years due to the hard work of our employees and a company-wide commitment to our customers and vendors,” said David Reed, CEO of Northeast Treaters, Inc. “In return, our customers have rewarded us with their support through both good and lean years. The acquisition of Northeast Treaters by Culpeper Wood Preservers will now bring the breadth and resources of a much larger organization which will greatly benefit our customers, vendors, and employees.”

“Within our industry, Northeast Treaters has always been well respected. The addition of such a strong and experienced team from Northeast Treaters to our organization bodes well for the future. This is a great fit for not only our companies but also for the customers we serve," said Chris Brown, director of business development for Culpeper Wood Preservers.

Northeast Treaters was founded in 1985 in Belchertown, MA, as a manufacturer of pressure-treated lumber. In 1996, an additional facility was added in Athens, NY to produce fire-retardant treated lumber, which is kiln dried before and after the treatment process. Since 1985, Northeast Treaters has gained the reputation of being a top-quality producer.

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