Beginning with one crop of turpentine timber on the western edge of the Okefenokee Swamp in 1894, The Langdale Company has grown into a highly diversified enterprise that includes forestry, forest products and other affiliate companies that span the automotive, banking, hospitality and land development industries. In the company’s first half century, it created economic opportunity for the communities in which it operated through the naval stores business. In the second half of that century, the company moved aggressively into manufacturing – and well beyond.
The Langdale Company’s evolution from that first acre to today has followed an unceasing quest to make the most of limited natural and human resources via innovation. Every year since the 1930s, the company has planted more trees than it has harvested, and in 2009, planted its one hundred millionth seedling. That progressive environmental stewardship provides wildlife habitat, clean air and clean water.