Babb Lumber Company
About Babb Lumber
Babb Lumber Company operates manufacturing plants in Ringgold, Georgia and Vincennes, Indiana with a service area including Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Ohio. Babb Lumber products are distributed via building supply dealers and lumber wholesale facilities throughout our service area. The current officers of Babb Lumber Company are Roger Babb, Steve Babb, and David Babb. The Vincennes Plant is managed by Beverly Parish.
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, treating plants, and purchasing the Vincennes operation. 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.
Babb Lumber Company purchased the Vincennes, Indiana pressure treating plant and reload yard in 1989. The Vincennes Plant produces CA-C dissolved copper products and EcoLife Stabilized Wood for outdoor applications. The Vincennes plant has an annual treating capacity of about 20 million board feet.
Babb Lumber Company also sells lumber products to local customers directly from the mill outlet stores at our Ringgold and Vincennes locations.