MENDOCINO ACQUIRES UTAH WOOD PRESERVING

Mendocino Companies Complete Acquisition in Utah.

Allweather Wood parent The Mendocino Companies, Santa Rosa, Ca., has completed purchasing the assets of Utah Wood Preserving, Woods Cross, Ut., and portions of its affiliates.

The acquisition complements existing operations throughout the U.S. West, covering the fastest growing regions, in a strong market for building materials. The acquisition improves service and product offerings for customers of all sizes. 

UWP’s manufacturing facility in Woods Cross is a well-maintained, highly efficient preservative treating plant on a large, fully paved site with dry kilns and rail service. The facility will continue to operate as it has successfully for decades. A distribution yard, operating as ABS in Denver, Co., was included in the asset purchase.

Robert Moore, UWP principal architect and partner, has agreed to join many great UWP employees working for Mendocino’s Allweather Wood business. Moore, bringing valuable expertise, has a 40+ year career as a pioneer in the forest products industry.  

“We welcome UWP employees as colleagues and look forward to working together on initiatives creating opportunities for everyone,” said Mendocino Cos. CEO Bob Mertz.

The Mendocino Family of Companies include Allweather Wood, Humboldt Redwood Co., Humboldt Sawmill Co., Mendocino Forest Products, and Mendocino Redwood Co.   

In aggregate Mendocino owns 440,000 acres of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC C013133) certificated timberland, constitutes the largest waterborne wood treater in the western U.S., and is the largest producer of redwood lumber in the world. Collectively providing 900 employees and their families with excellent wages and benefits in rural communities of the Western USA. Additionally, Mendocino owns and operates a 25-megaWatt biomass Cogen plant and largest wood pellet plant in California.

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