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Babb Lumber Company

About Babb Lumber

Babb Lumber Company operates manufacturing plants in Ringgold, Georgia with a service area including Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Babb Lumber products are distributed via building supply dealers and lumber wholesale facilities throughout our service area.

The Babb Family has been in the lumber business in Georgia since 1835. The current Ringgold operations were founded as Babb & Sons Lumber Company in 1953 by Walter W. Babb and sons Herchel & Jack. Herchel & Jack Babb expanded the business over the years adding machinery, dry kilns, and pressure treating plants. Both Herchel and Jack were active in the business until their passing.

The Ringgold lumber mill processes rough, green lumber by stacking, kiln drying, and dressing. The mill production is graded under inspection by a recognized inspection agency and maintains a reputation for quality production. The annual production capacity is about 15 million board feet of Southern Yellow Pine. The lumber mill has been in operation since 1953.

The Ringgold operation includes two pressure treating plants. Ringgold Plant #1 produces CA-C dissolved copper products and EcoLife Stabilized Wood for outdoor applications and has been in operation since 1983 with an annual treating capacity of about 20 million board feet. The Ringgold Plant #2 produces borate pressure treated wood for indoor applications and D-Blaze fire retardant treated lumber and plywood with an annual treating capacity of about 20 million board feet.