Derby Building Products Inc. Selects Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc. to Expand Distribution in the South and Midwest for the Full Line of Tando Exterior Cladding

Quebec City, Quebec – Derby Building Products Inc., the parent company of Tando Building Products, today announced that Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated (GSWP), will distribute the full line of TandoShake and TandoStone exterior cladding products from their Abbeville, Alabama location throughout Southern Georgia and Southern Alabama including Auburn, Montgomery, Birmingham, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama as well as Florida’s Panhandle.

From GSWP’s Buckner, Missouri location, additional coverage areas include Central and Eastern Kansas, Eastern Nebraska, Western and Central Iowa including Des Moines, Ames and Fort Dodge, and with the Glenwood, Arkansas plant covering Eastern Oklahoma, the state of Missouri and Southwest Illinois.

As a successful lumber and specialty building products distributor, GSWP will offer the full line of shake, stone and accessory products under the Tando brand, as it redefines an entirely new category of exterior cladding with a level of realism in shake and stone. 

“As Tando and specialty lines such as Beach House Shake and Signature Stain have made technology advances, it’s exciting to expand our Tando brand through Great Southern’s extensive distribution network, as we take TandoShake and TandoStone further into the Southern and Midwest regions,” said Ralph Bruno, CEO of Derby Building Products.

According to Jimmy Rane, CEO of Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated, "We are delighted to bring Derby Building Products' Tando product lines to  our Southern and Midwestern coverage areas, as the Tando brand continues to build business for our dealers.”

TandoStone offers natural beauty combined with ease of installation that the industry has never seen before and an authentic, gritty texture.  Both Tando product lines are impervious to moisture, with unmatched warranties and enhanced color and UV protection technologies. To learn more, visit


About Derby Building Products – Home of Tando and Novik

Derby Building Products is the parent company of two game-changing brands in the building products category, Tando and Novik.  Tando, Derby’s pro channel brand, has literally changed the face of building exteriors by replicating the natural beauty and texture of wood shake and stone, with little to no upkeep. Impervious to moisture and resistant to all types of weather, new Beach House Shake created by Tando is indistinguishable from real cedar, while Tando’s Signature Stain line offers the rich depth and beauty of stained wood.  Perfect for today’s mixed material trend in exteriors, all Tando products complement an array of siding types including fiber cement, engineered vinyl, stucco, and brick. Novik inspires stunning mixed material exteriors including shake, clapboard, brick and stone. Novik replicates the natural beauty and texture of wood and stone and is simple to install., For more information, visit


About Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated:

Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated is a wholly owned subsidiary of Great Southern Wood Holdings, Inc. The company is headquartered in Abbeville, AL. It and its subsidiaries have plants located in Mobile and Muscle Shoals, AL; Brookhaven, MS; Glenwood, AR; Columbus, TX;  Buckner, MO; Conyers and Jesup, GA; Mansura, LA; Bushnell, FL; Rocky Mount, VA; Hagerstown, MD; and Fombell, PA. For information about Great Southern, please call us at 334-585-2291 or visit our website at 

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