McBride Joins Lester Group

Ken McBride
Ken McBride

Ken McBride of Danville has joined The Lester Group as Director of Manufacturing for the Fortress Division.

The Lester Group owns Fortress Wood Products which makes pressure treated lumber and board stock for commercial and industrial buildings. Fortress Wood has plants in High Point, Henderson and Elizabeth City, NC. Lester also owns Fortress Door in Fredericksburg, which manufactures commercial doors.

McBride has 20 years’ experience in management of manufacturing operations. He is a graduate of Mississippi State, where he majored in Chemical Engineering.

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The Lester Group is a diversified company founded in 1896 in Martinsville. The company’s primary interests are in lumber products and real estate development in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.

Source: The Lester Group