Founded in 1973, T&S Hardwoods started business in Milledgeville, Georgia
with a small circle mill. The first few years were tough, but with
determination and vision, L. N. "Tommy" Thompson, Jr and his son L. N. "Larry"
Thompson, III grew their company by moving to a site with more acres for future
growth, and up grading to a state or the art band mill. As markets improved,
kilns were added along with a dry lumber handling system.
In the mid 1980's a second mill was acquired in Sylva, North Carolina, adding
Appalachian products along with their Southern stock. In 1995, a separate company,
Sylvan Hardwoods, LLC was formed and a third mill was purchased in McRae, Georgia.
Larry Thompson, the President and CEO of T&S Hardwoods and Sylvan Hardwoods is
carrying on the family business by stressing responsible stewardship of the resources
thorough sustainable forestry practices, fair treatment for all employees,
constant attention to quality, and honest fair service to the customer.
With customers in 14 countries around the world, over 260 employees, and a management
team with over 200 years of experience in the forest products industry, T&S Hardwoods
and Sylvan Hardwoods is poised to continue growing and serving the worlds hardwood
markets well into the twenty-first century.
Hardwood Industry Leader
The growth of our family-owned corporation results
from our ability to produce the best quality American hardwoods
and respond quickly and efficiently to our customers’ needs.
T&S Hardwoods’ premium Appalachian hardwoods are harvested in the high
elevation forest of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. The exceptional
trees that flourish in the area’s cool, wet climate has brought T&S Hardwoods
world acclaim. Our Appalachian hardwoods can be found
where uncompromised quality is demanded.
Our Southern hardwoods are harvested from the rolling hills of the
Piedmont Region and from the flood plains of inland rivers. The rapid
timber growth in these forests produces excellent lengths and widths
in all grades of our Southern lumber.