YellaWood Launches Five-Star Hero Contest

One unsung hero will win a YellaWood 500 VIP experience at Talladega Superspeedway October 6

ABBEVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Heroes walk among us, and today

From April 18 to Aug. 16, fans can nominate their “unsung hero” for a chance to win a VIP experience of a lifetime: a trip to Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama on Oct. 6 for the YellaWood 500. The “hero” and their nominator will win a prize package complete with suite tickets, hot laps, and VIP garage tours, with the hero serving as the honorary starter, waving the green flag to start the race. Airfare and lodging are also included.

Additionally, a $10,000 donation on behalf of the Hero will be made to a charity of choice.

“Ordinary folks do extraordinary things, and they deserve the recognition they might not always get,” said Jimmy Rane, CEO, Great Southern Wood Preserving. “Active-duty and retired military; law enforcement; medical professionals; helpful neighbors; heroic kids—a Five-Star Hero does remarkable things just by being themselves and putting others first, and YellaWood is proud to celebrate them.”

To enter, fans can visit to upload a video or essay nomination.

About Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated

Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated, was founded in 1970 in Abbeville, Ala. Today, Great Southern Wood and its subsidiaries employ 2,000 people who operate 37 distribution locations with a coverage area that covers all or parts of 28 states and the District of Columbia, as well as much of the Caribbean and Latin America, and part of the European Union, Mediterranean region and China. The company is best known to consumers as the maker of YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine. YellaWood® brand products are easily identifiable by a distinctive yellow tag and have long been recognized by consumers, professional builders, architects and specifiers for quality and dependability. Great Southern facilities service do-it-yourself retail home centers, pro dealers and other retail building-related and industrial segments. The company has also diversified into logistics, distribution of alternative building products, remanufacturing operations, sawmill operations and the restaurant business. For more information, visit


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