Roy O. Martin president speaks to Rotary Club on company’s ‘Legacy of Riches’

Rotary_May 172016

Pictured from left are Rotarian Bridget Briley, Cade Young, Roy O. Martin III, E. Scott Poole, and Rotary President Kendal Perkins.

The Natchitoches Rotary Club welcomed President of RoyOMartin, Roy O. Martin III, to its meeting May 17. Martin, who was introduced by Rotarian Bridget Briley, shared the overall vision and values of the 93-year-old, privately held and professionally managed company. Martin said, “From the beginning, one of the key factors to the long-term success of the company has been the acquisition of tracts of timberland. Today, RoyOMartin has a land base of 570,000 acres of prime southern pine and fine hardwoods throughout Louisiana, made up of tracts from 20 acres to over 10,000 acres in size. This natural-resource base supports two state-of-the-art OSB and plywood manufacturing operations in Louisiana.”

The company’s values lie in the acronym RICHES: Respect, Integrity, Commitment, Honesty, Excellence, Stewardship.

Boasting “A Legacy of Riches,” Martin explained that the natural resource company not only plays a role in the timber industry, but also oil and gas, manufacturing and logging, and investments. With over 1,100 employees in central Louisiana, RoyOMartin believes their #1 resource is their people. For more information, go to