Our History

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Servicing the central Southeastern states Since 1944, United Plywoods & Lumber, Inc. is a distributor of Building Materials and Products and Services for the Woodworking Industry. As the supplier of many well-known products, we welcome you to visit this site regarding information on our company, our products and services, and the various Partners we represent.

United Plywoods Corporation was established in 1944 by A.D. “RED” Burdette as a supplier of plywood products. Twenty years later the company was passed on to Mark Burdette and shortly afterwards United Lumber Products was created. The primary focus of this second company was to add newer products to the market. They were primarily involved in selling pine patterns, hardwood lumber, Redwood, Cypress along with a few other products.

Both companies were very successful and merged in 1985 to form what is now United Plywoods & Lumber, Inc. United has five locations, namely Decatur, Memphis, Mobile, Montgomery, and the corporate office in Birmingham, AL. With the five locations, United has proven more than capable of service from Southern Tennessee down to the Florida Panhandle.

Mark Burdette is now retired and John Mims is the new President. John has been with the company for over 25 years. His responsibilities have ranged from working in the warehouse to management, sales rep, vice president/sales, to President and CEO.

United Plywoods & Lumber, Inc. history of service and quality products, along with competitive pricing, have made them an industry leader Since 1944.

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