CROSS CITY, FL - Softwood lumber producer Suwannee Lumber Co. LLC has named James H. Langdale its new CEO. Langdale succeeds Frank “Bump” Faircloth, who will become chairman of Suwannee’s Board of Directors.
Langdale has more than 23 years of experience in the forest products industry, most recently at Pannon Enterprises LLC, a consulting firm he headed. Faircloth, who served as CEO of Suwannee since 1992, oversaw the company's growth from $5 million in revenue in 1992 to over $100 million in revenue in 2014.
Founded in 1954, Suwannee operates a 155 million-board-foot sawmill that supplies decking and dimensional lumber to customers in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. The company also operates a ground cover division that produces mulch and soil products, including the Jungle GrowthTM line of products. The family-owned firm is part of the Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC portfolio.
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