Klausner Holding USA’s plans to construct a large lumber mill in Rowesville are taking a little longer to come to fruition than elsewhere, but officials say the project is still under development.
Orangeburg County Development Commission Executive Director Gregg Robinson hopes that all the needed paperwork will be complete by the middle of summer, with new construction and groundbreaking beginning as early as the fourth quarter of 2013 or the first quarter of 2014.
“We still have a number of agreements that still have to be executed,” Robinson said. “Everybody is in agreement verbally with what we have agreed to in order to win the project. We are waiting to execute everything in writing.”
The German company is considering placing a lumber mill on approximately 248 acres at 3374 Rowesville Road, between Rowesville and Orangeburg. The mill is projected to bring more than 300 new jobs to the area.
Robinson, though declining to provide details, did say the company is still working with the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the State Ports Authority.