ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (July 24, 2014) -- Bay Wood Products Inc., a full service manufacturer of wooden pallets, rough-cut lumber, dunnage and custom crates, is launching a new division for the biofuel and landscaping markets, recycling scrap wood by shredding it into small chips that can be used as fuel for power generating boilers or to decorate gardens.
"We are recycling up to 60 tons of wood scraps a day, using an industrial grinder to make sawdust and mulch," said President Jimmy Wilson. "Ultimately, we'll transition to the colored mulch market by 2015, offering local suppliers a quality product for use in retail, wholesale and landscape design."
As the economy continues to expand, so has Bay Wood Products. Since 2008, the business has grown from about 80 employees to a staff of more than 100 at the 20 acre site off Interstate 10 between Mobile and Pensacola. Annual revenues have climbed from about $12 million five years ago to more than $20 million in 2013, according to Wilson. While some new customers have been added, Wilson said most of the increase in sales is attributed to long-time clients.
The Robertsdale-based business' strong growth has resulted in the addition of several new key staff members. In July, Morris Neeb joined Bay Wood Products as Chief Operating Officer, a new position for the company. Neeb has spent more than a decade serving in high-level financial and management positions for a national steel manufacturing company. "His background makes him an excellent fit for our business as we continue to grow," Wilson said.
Another addition to the Bay Products team is Walker Wilson, who now serves as a softwood lumber buyer and broker for the business his father founded with five others in 1994.