Derby Building Products Inc. Selects Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc. to Distribute the Full Line of Tando Exterior Cladding in Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky

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 throughout northern Alabama, western Tennessee, and southern Kentucky from its Muscle Shoals, Alabama plant.   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 polymer shake and stone that the market has not seen.

 “Great Southern Wood Preserving is well-known for their distribution and service expertise for branded building products,” said Ralph Bruno, President, Derby Building Products.  “Their strength in servicing the dealers in the markets they serve will not only create new market share for Tando, but will also provide a new level of service to the dealer base, helping the dealers realize profitable growth.”

According to Jimmy Rane, CEO of Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated, “We are excited about our relationship with Derby Building Products and the addition of Tando to our cladding portfolio. The Tando line gives us a unique product offering in the categories of shake and stone.”

TandoShake offers the look of rich stained shake and a level of realism against a benchmark of real wood shakes.

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 Tando

Tando represents the creation of something new and completely different in exterior cladding. An innovative product portfolio backed by the most advanced technologies in the industry. Tando takes exterior cladding to a new level by replicating the natural beauty and texture of wood and stone in a product line that promises virtually no upkeep, provides professional installers with the opportunity to create arresting mixed material finishes, all while addressing and mitigating the issues and concerns around moisture management. Tando products complement all types of siding including fiber cement, vinyl, engineered wood, stucco, and brick.

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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