Interfor Corporation is investing into its Thomaston sawmill in Upson County. The lumber manufacturer announced its Thomaston mill will be part of Phase II of the Southern Investment Strategy.
In all, Intefor Corporation is taking on major modernization and rebuilds at five sawmills in the South. The company is taking on an effort to increase efficiency and boost production.
The total combined cost of Phases I and II is expected to be $305 million. The projects are designed to increase production capacity at three Interfor sawmills.
“Forestry has always been a key economic driver in Georgia, and Interfor’s commitment to our state is significant,” said Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. “Projects like this open the door for more opportunities for our workforce. The impact that Interfor will have in Georgia goes far beyond jobs and investment, and I look forward to their continued growth.”
The two other sawmills affected by the announcement are Eatonton, Georgia and Georgetown, South Carolina. The three projects combined will increase production capacity by approximately 275 million board feet per year.
From WMGT 41 News: 41nbc.com
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