Bay Wood Products Inc. Marks 20 Years in the Wooden Pallet Business with Diversification and Growth

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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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Bay Wood Products Inc. announces expansion and key staff additions

expansionROBERTSDALE, 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.