Derby Building Products Inc. Selects Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc. to Distribute the Full Line of Tando Exterior Cladding in Southeast Region

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 that the market has not seen.

 “Great Southern Wood Preserving is well-known for their distribution and service expertise for branded building products.  Plus, their approach to distribution is a great fit for our strategy,” said Ralph Bruno, President, Derby Building Products.  “They recognize the benefits of the Tando product line for their vast dealer network and we are thrilled that they continue to help us bring the new category of shake and stone into new regions.”

"According to Jimmy Rane, CEO of Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated, "We are very pleased to bring Derby Building Products' Tando product lines to our dealers in Georgia, Northeastern Florida, the Carolinas and parts of Tennessee.  It is exciting to see this unique cladding solution begin to get a foothold in the Southeast region."

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 shake and stone products represent innovations in exterior cladding backed by the most advanced technologies in the industry. TandoShake and TandoStone define new categories 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 TandoShake’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.

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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