"A Family Tradition Since 1800."
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- Scott Sawyer – Sawyer Farms
A Family Tradition Since 1800

In 1784, after the Revolutionary War, William Mann, Sr. moved from North Hampton, NC to Washington County, GA. Like everyone else in early America, he made his living with his hands. After a few years of hard work he was able to purchase Manns Ferry and 1,000 acres of land on the Altamaha River for $150.00. Shortly after his initial purchase, William Mann, Sr. expanded the business with a large saw mill, a commissary for the lumber jacks, and a shipping business where he shipped huge logs down the Altamaha River. Having a large family to help work in the business, the saw mill was able to run for nearly 100 years with the ferry finally closing in 1922. Even today, many years after the mill and ferry have closed, the timber industry runs strong in the descendents of William Mann, Sr.

In 1952, Claude F. Fields started Fields Lumber Company, a small family owned saw mill in Helena, GA. After a few years of working with small portable saw mills, he decided that he needed to establish a large saw mill to produce southern yellow pine lumber. He understood that being on the forefront of the timber industry was the only way to grow the business.

Today, Brad F. Fields, Grandson of Claude F. Fields and Great, Great, Great, Great Grandson of William Mann, Sr. is still carrying on the family tradition. As President of Piedmont Land & Timber, Brad has assembled a team of Foresters and Loggers that would make his forefathers proud. The growth that Piedmont has realized can only be attributed to hard work and dedication. The work ethic and persistence that has been ingrained into the team at Piedmont will allow for many more years of success.