With humble beginnings, our growth and milestones detailed below are a testament to all the hardworking men and women who have made Anthony Timberlands and our family of companies what they are today. Look below to follow our journey throughout the past 110 years.
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Garland Anthony takes ownership of the tiny Harlow sawmill, just east of Bearden, Arkansas.
Garland Anthony and his brothers (Frank, Will, and Oliver) join together to form a much larger sawmill in Hopeville, Arkansas.
Through a combination of partnerships throughout Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana, Garland Anthony is reputed to be the largest independent lumber producer in the United States.
Edwin Anthony Lumber Company forms and begins purchasing Ouachita County timberland, becoming a significant part of Anthony family timber holdings
Bearden Lumber Company is formed, becoming the flagship mill of Anthony manufacturing operations.
Edwin “Ted” Anthony, oldest son of Garland Anthony dies. Ted’s son, John Ed, at age 22 assumes management of Anthony mills.
Bearden Lumber Company builds a new, technologically advanced modern sawmill.
Bearden installs a small log processing chip-n-saw, one of only two in the state.
ATI purchases pine sawmills in Malvern, and Benton, Arkansas.
ATI purchases the Beirne hardwood sawmill from International Paper Company.
James R. (Rick) Green joins ATI as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
ATI purchases 35,000 acres of timberland in Clark County and Hot Spring County, Arkansas.
Anthony Wood Treating, Inc., is formed and constructs a wood-treating facility in Hope, Arkansas.
JEA Lands Limited Partnership is formed to consolidate the timberlands holdings of John E. Anthony.
Anthony Hardwood Composites is formed and constructs a hardwood laminating facility in Sheridan, Arkansas.
Steven M. Anthony named President of Anthony Timberlands, Inc.
In a series of transactions, Anthony family entities purchase 35,000 acres from International Paper Company.
The Anthony family celebrates 100 years in the sawmill business.
Chairman, John Ed Anthony, elected to the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame
Anthony Oak Flooring is formed through the purchase of the Partee Flooring Mill in Magnolia, Arkansas.
ATI purchases Duke hardwood sawmill in Magnolia, Arkansas
ATI purchases Watson Sawmill, Inc. in Mount Holly, Arkansas