A Word From Our President - November 2014
From the desk of Jimmy Wilson, President of Bay Wood Products
November 24, 2014
Business activity continues to be strong in the pallet, wood crate and dunnage industry, and it doesn’t appear that anything on the horizon will change that. All of our customers are very busy as we head into the last weeks of 2014. Our new venture into bio-fuel and mulch also are thriving.
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Bay Wood Products Inc. Marks 20 Years in the Wooden Pallet Business with Diversification and Growth
A Special Letter from Founder and President, Jimmy Wilson
"Making Business Move for 20 Years"
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ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (August 29, 2014) -- Bay Wood Products Inc., a full service manufacturer of wooden pallets, rough-cut lumber, custom crates, biofuel and mulch, is marking 20 years in the business this month with diversification and continued expansion. The company was incorporated in August 1994, by founder and President Jimmy Wilson and a small group of investors.
Bay Wood Products Inc. has seen dynamic growth since 2008, when annual revenues were reported at about $12 million. Five years later, in 2013, annual revenues rose to more than $20 million. While some new customers have been added, Wilson said, most of the increase in sales is attributed to solid relationships with longtime clients. Wilson predicts a robust finish for Bay Wood in 2014. (Photo: Jimmy Wilson)
The demand for more products has resulted in the need for more labor, as well. 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. An average number of 85,000 pallets are crafted at Bay Wood Products every month.
The Robertsdale-based business' strong growth also has resulted in the addition of key staff. In July, Morris Neeb joined Bay Wood Products as Chief Operating Officer, a new position for the company. Neeb spent more than a decade serving in high-level financial and management posts for a national steel manufacturer.
"We rarely lose a client because Jimmy and his team have worked hard to build long-term relationships," Neeb said. "And we consistently offer outstanding customer service."
Bay Wood launched a new division in July, now recycling up to 60 tons of wood scraps a day, using an industrial grinder to make sawdust for the biofuel market and mulch for landscaping.
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Robertsdale's Bay Wood Products dips its toe into producing garden mulch and wood chips
Al.com, July 30, 2014
ROBERTSDALE, Alabama -- Bay Wood Products is getting into the garden mulch business. The Robertsdale manufacturer of wood products said it will also make wood chips that can be used for energy production, prompting an expansion if its facility in Baldwin County.
The venture requires about $600,000 in investment, said Jimmy Wilson, president of Bay Wood Products, and as many as four more employees.
Using an industrial grinder, some 60 tons of wood scraps are shredded and recycled every day at the plant. At first, the company gave the wood byproduct away.
"For 20 years (another) company has been taking the waste and the solids," Wilson said. "In the beginning no money changed hands."
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