| Bass Lumber Company was incorporated in 1946 by Chester Bass & Michael McGinn as a sawmill & planer operation. After Mr. Bass passed away, Michael’s son Larry took over the reins in 1954 after his distinguished service in the Korean War. Today Bass Lumber Company is a 3rd generation wooden pallet business located in Wetumpka, Alabama.
Larry McGinn ran Bass Lumber Company for 58 years. He operated & enlarged the sawmill until 1977. A couple of years earlier he added a retail construction supply division to the business & the primary focus of Bass Lumber Company became supplying building material needs for the community. Seeing another opportunity for expansion, Larry established a wooden pallet division in 1975, which was run by Jim Baker for the next 20 years. Bass Lumber Company became a true family business in 1980 when his wife, Yvonne “Bunny” McGinn, joined the staff as bookkeeper. The 3rd generation, Pat McGinn, joined his mother & father in 1994 to manage the pallet business. A 4th generation Patrick McGinn Jr., spends his summers working at the plant learning the ropes. Sadly, Larry passed away June 30, 2012; however, his kindness, warmth & positive attitude are still felt throughout Bass Lumber Company.
Pat McGinn has guided Bass Lumber Company into a 3rd generation thriving wooden pallet business; experiencing annual sales growth over 350% from 1994 to 2013 - a time frame that included the devastation of Hurricane Katrina & the economic slump of 2009. Under Pat’s leadership, Bass Lumber Company can produce 5000 pallets a day, has cut-end capability to produce the components necessary to manufacture those pallets & owns a fleet of tractors & trailers ready to deliver based on our customers unique needs. Additionally, we offer heat-treatment satisfying IPPC-15 mandates.
Bass Lumber Company has partnered with 3 area sawmills; Central Alabama Wood Products (Nixburg), Wilton Wood Products (Wilton), & Castleberry Wood Products (Castleberry) to be fully integrated from logs to finished products, giving Bass Lumber Company an uncommon ability to offer quality industrial lumber & pallets to satisfy customer needs.
Bass Lumber Company is committed to providing quality products, unmatched service & competitive pricing at all times. Our industry affiliations include the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA) and Timber Products Inspection, Inc. (TPI); & reflects the NWPCA’s slogan that “Pallets Move The World”.