About the Timbermen
The Timbermen, Inc. was founded in 1972 in Thomson, Georgia by Jim Hicks, Sr. as a timber procurement company for area sawmills and paper mills. In 1978, the company entered the wood products manufacturing industry when it purchased a pallet and crate plant from Leonard Lokey in an old cotton warehouse on Railroad Street in Thomson. Soon thereafter, the company began construction of its hardwood sawmill in nearby Warrenton, sawing its first board there in 1979. In 1984 the company purchased land and property from ITT Rayonier in Camak, Georgia at the site of ITT's old sawmill facility. The company moved its headquarters and pallet manufacturing operation to this location where it remains to this day. From our humble beginnings producing hand nailed pallets and crates for local customers, our pallet plant is now well known throughout the southeast as one of the best and largest pallet producers in the region.
Our mission is to be the most reliable and cost effective supplier of high quality industrial wood products in the southeastern U.S. We will continually strive to be progressive and innovative so that our customers can realize the many benefits of well manufactured wood products.