Sunbelt Forest Products Corporation History

Sunbelt Forest Products Corporation Bartow, Florida
Sunbelt Forest Products – HQ (Bartow, Florida)

Founded in 1982 by a forward-thinking team who saw the need for a high-production pressure treating facility in Central Florida, Sunbelt Forest Products has grown to become one of the largest and most diverse wood-preserving operations in the United States.

In 2015, we expanded our operation by acquiring three treating facilities in northern and central Alabama and north Florida.

We further grew in 2021 when we acquired four more treating locations and a manufacturing facility that expanded our footprint up the Eastern Seaboard.

Building Material Supplier for Lumber Since 1982

In an industry that is constantly evolving and changing, Sunbelt Forest Products continues to be on the cutting edge of emerging wood-preserving techniques. We were the first facility in Florida to introduce treating with arsenic-free preservatives and the first in the state to start treating with water repellents and mold inhibitors. We are one of the largest treaters of non-metal preservatives in the United States, using Ecolife®, a non-metallic preservative, and wood stabilizers offering weathering protection and other environmentally-friendly attributes. We were the first treatment facility in the nation to put this product into mass production.

Leader in Forestry and Lumber Management

Sunbelt Forest Products is committed to sustainability in all aspects of our production. We use only the highest quality wood from responsibly managed forests and utilize cutting-edge wood utilization technologies to maximize the use of each tree, resulting in less waste. Visit our sustainability page for the whole story.

Our Lumber Treatment Facilities and Capabilities

At peak production, we can treat in excess of 1.2 billion board feet and ship 65,000 outbound loads annually across 11 locations stretching from Florida to Massachusetts.

Sunbelt Forest Products Shipping Logistics

Sunbelt also offers custom transportation services through our transportation division, SunOne Logistics. SunOne Logistics serves high-volume, time-sensitive shippers that demand time-definite delivery. With daily routes throughout Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Northern Pennsylvania, we can quickly and efficiently service your delivery needs.

Sunbelt Forest Products FAQs

Visit our Become A Dealer page to contact us about joining us as a Sunbelt Forest Products dealer.

Our treated lumber products include Borate, Ecolife, and the newest generation of preservative Preserve Copper Azole (CA) and Preserve-Plus (CA) with water repellent. For full details on these processes, visit our treatment page.

Sunbelt Forest Products does not currently sell direct. To find a dealer near you, visit our dealer locator.

Sunbelt treats Southern Yellow Pine, but untreated Cedar fencing on our products page can also be found.

We can treat up to 1.2 billion board feet each year.

Sunbelt has extensive history exporting to the Caribbean, but with our strategic locations, there’s virtually no limitation to where we can service.