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Alabama Wood Treater Expands

United Treating & Distribution celebrated the acquisition of a new property with a Nov. 7 ribbon-cutting ceremony.

United Treating & Distribution, LLC has purchased the building and property adjacent to its current facility in Muscle Shoals, AL., adding 54,000 covered sq. ft. and 5.5 acres to its operations. The expansion will provide UTD with the capacity to carry more inventory and new product lines.

Owner and CEO Chad Epperson has been in the lumber business since 1990 and started UTD in 2006. Today, UTD has more than 50 employees with more than 350 customers in 18 states, providing treated and untreated lumber to retail lumberyards, portable barn builders, decking pros, fencing pros, utility trailer manufacturers, specialized industrial suppliers, and contracting groups.


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