Cox Industries began as Cox Wood Preserving in 1954 producing quality Wolmanized® pressure-treated lumber for outdoor use. W. B. Cox, Sr., and his brother E. J. Cox founded the company in Orangeburg, South Carolina, on one acre of land and with three employees.
Today, Cox Industries subsidiaries include 10 locations participating in the production of a variety of quality pressure-treated wood products. Combined, these facilities cover over 350 acres and employ more than 400 people in five states.
U.S. Lumber is a distributor of a broad line of building materials, specializing in all quantities of specialty products. U.S. Lumber was created in a merger between Atlantic Trading Company (est. 1986 Birmingham, AL) and Bestwood Forest Products (est. 1986 in Greenville, SC) and is headquartered today in Atlanta, GA.
The company’s primary customer is the independent dealer – contractor oriented “pro-yards” that are focusing on contractors both large and small. Millwork houses, door and window shops, both stand alone and within lumber dealers’ business offering.
With the rapid growth of MDF, PVC, and fiber cement composites in new home construction, U.S. LUMBER has continued to add brand names suppliers such as Trex, Miratec, Tendura, and Certainteed and their ever-growing low-maintenance product offerings.