Sunbelt Forest Products Corporation History

Sunbelt Forest Products Corporation is one of the largest and most diverse wood-preserving operations in the United States. We provide pressure treating services for lumber, decking, fencing, and other wood products used in construction and agriculture. With a team of forward-thinking professionals, we saw the need for a high-production pressure treating facility in Central Florida over 40 years ago and have been growing ever since. Our mission is to provide our customers with the highest quality treated lumber and decking while maintaining an environmentally responsible approach to business. Our vision is to be the preferred provider of pressure treated lumber and decking throughout the Southeast United States.

Here is what we have been busy accomplishing!

1982

Sunbelt Forest Products Lumber Yard 1982

Sunbelt Forest Products is Founded in Bartow, Fl

Founded to serve the growing need for high-quality pressure treated lumber in the quickly-expanding Central Florida region.

1983

Lowes 1983

Sunbelt Becomes A Lowes Vendor

Sunbelt and Lowes have an incredibly fruitful, nearly 40-year partnership that saw Sunbelt named a strategic supplier and 2012 and Lowe’s 2020 Vendor Partner of the Year in its lumber division.

Early 1990’s

First in Florida to begin treating with ULTRAWOOD, a paraffin-based additive to the treating chemical to provide longevity to premium lumber and fencing products, resulting in the introduction of Tropical Decking and Tropical Fencing.

2005

Sunbelt forest products Ecolife

Sunbelt Forest Products Successfully Introduces ECOLIFE®

ECOLIFE® is the first non-metallic wood preservative to be used in Florida. 

Early 2000’s

Sunbelt Forest Products successfully introduces Borates into the Florida market. 

Borates are an economical alternative pressure treating wood preservatives used in various interior applications in new construction. 

2016

Sunbelt Grows More In Alabama 

Sunbelt acquired pressure treated wood facility in Athens, Alabama, from Georgia-Pacific.

2021

lumber pile

Sunbelt Purchases Spartanburg Forest Products

With this purchase, Sunbelt acquired four more treating locations and a manufacturing facility that expanded our footprint up the entire Eastern Seaboard.

1983

Sunbelt Forest Products Lumber Yard 1983

Sunbelt Begins Manufacturing and Selling Fence Sections and Pickets

The expansion into manufacturing and fabrication diversified Sunbelt’s product offerings and opened the door to new markets.

1985

Sunbelt forest products exporting

Sunbelt Launches Export Division 

Became a major supplier of pressure treated lumber and related building materials into the Bahamas and Caribbean Basin.

2001

Sunbelt forest products treatment facility in Florida

First To Bring ACQ To Florida

Sunbelt Forest Products becomes the first treater in Florida to treat wood with non-arsenic ACQ.

2005

Palletone-Inc-Logo

PalletOne Inc. Purchases Sunbelt Forest Products

Sunbelt joined forces with PalletOne Inc., a pallet manufacturer also founded and located in Bartow, Fl. 

2015

sunbelt new treating facilities 2015

Sunbelt Adds Two New Treating Facilities

Sunbelt expanded with the purchase of two pressure treated wood facilities in Rockledge, Florida, and Louisville, Alabama, from Southeast Wood Treating.

 

2020

UFP Retail Solutions Logo

Sunbelt Joins UFP Industries

UFP Industries purchased PalletOne Inc. and Sunbelt Forest Products.

1982

Sunbelt Forest Products Lumber Yard 1982

Sunbelt Forest Products is Founded in Bartow, Fl

Founded to serve the growing need for high-quality pressure treated lumber in the quickly-expanding Central Florida region.

1983

Sunbelt Forest Products Lumber Yard 1983

Sunbelt Begins Manufacturing and Selling Fence Sections and Pickets

The expansion into manufacturing and fabrication diversified Sunbelt’s product offerings and opened the door to new markets.

1983

Lowes 1983

Sunbelt Becomes A Lowes Vendor

Sunbelt and Lowes have an incredibly fruitful, nearly 40-year partnership that saw Sunbelt named a strategic supplier and 2012 and Lowe’s 2020 Vendor Partner of the Year in its lumber division.

1985

Sunbelt forest products exporting

Sunbelt Launches Export Division 

Became a major supplier of pressure treated lumber and related building materials into the Bahamas and Caribbean Basin.

Early 1990’s

First in Florida to begin treating with ULTRAWOOD, a paraffin-based additive to the treating chemical to provide longevity to premium lumber and fencing products, resulting in the introduction of Tropical Decking and Tropical Fencing.

2001

Sunbelt forest products treatment facility in Florida

First To Bring ACQ To Florida

Sunbelt Forest Products becomes the first treater in Florida to treat wood with non-arsenic ACQ.

2005

Sunbelt forest products Ecolife

Sunbelt Forest Products Successfully Introduces ECOLIFE®

ECOLIFE® is the first non-metallic wood preservative to be used in Florida. 

2005

Palletone-Inc-Logo

PalletOne Inc. Purchases Sunbelt Forest Products

Sunbelt joined forces with PalletOne Inc., a pallet manufacturer also founded and located in Bartow, Fl. 

Early 2000’s

Sunbelt Forest Products successfully introduces Borates into the Florida market. 

Borates are an economical alternative pressure treating wood preservatives used in various interior applications in new construction. 

2015

sunbelt new treating facilities 2015

Sunbelt Adds Two New Treating Facilities

Sunbelt expanded with the purchase of two pressure treated wood facilities in Rockledge, Florida, and Louisville, Alabama, from Southeast Wood Treating.

2016

Sunbelt Grows More In Alabama 

Sunbelt acquired pressure treated wood facility in Athens, Alabama, from Georgia-Pacific.

2020

UFP Retail Solutions Logo

Sunbelt Joins UFP Industries

UFP Industries purchased PalletOne Inc. and Sunbelt Forest Products.

2021

lumber pile

Sunbelt Purchases Spartanburg Forest Products

With this purchase, Sunbelt acquired four more treating locations and a manufacturing facility that expanded our footprint up the entire Eastern Seaboard.