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Beach Timber Company, Inc. acquired Ace Pole in August of 2020, bringing together over 50 years of experience in the utility pole market. The company continues to operate as Ace Pole, LLC within the Beach Timber family of companies.
Ace Pole was founded in 1964 as Ace Post Company. It quickly grew and evolved by adding a state of the art CCA treating facility in 1983 and dry kiln just a few years later. Ace Pole Company, Inc. became its final corporate structure in 1984 at its current location in Blackshear, Georgia.

At about the same time and only 22 miles away, Gary Strickland opened the doors of Beach Timber Company, Inc on four acres of land that had previously served as part of his family’s turpentine operations. The company was founded as a white pole manufacturing operation that produced semi-manufactured utility poles, selling to treating companies like Ace Pole.

Over the next 10 years, Beach Timber Company, Inc. experienced significant growth, and in 1996, the decision was made by Gary to relocate to a forty-acre location North of Alma, GA. At this site, several modifications were made to the existing pole mill to improve efficiency and production capacity. After successfully establishing BTC as the premier supplier of Kiln Dried (KD) untreated white utility poles, Gary then decided to add a second line to the manufacturing operation. In 2000, a small pole mill was added to increase the production of small utility pole products at the Alma location as well as provide BTC the opportunity to break into the KD untreated white piling market. Since then, the company has added a state of the art specialty Sawmill to produce untreated lumber.

The acquisition of Ace Pole into the Beach Timber Company, Inc. family of companies was a natural fit.

Ace Pole, LLC now operating under the Beach Timber Company umbrella and is proud to continue our legacy of producing the best quality products and offer the best customer service in the industry.

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