Biewer Lumber Company, with corporate headquarters in St. Clair Michigan, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday (4-21-21) at the site of their new state-of-the-art sawmill in Winona, Montgomery County, Mississippi. When operating at full capacity the mill will provide over a hundred new jobs in the area. Speaking at the ceremony, Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced the approval of natural gas line expansions for the sawmill. Presley said, “Being able to get service to this mill is going to help them increase their productivity, lower their cost of doing business. Also, we’re going to be able to help 90 houses and businesses along the route.” The impact on homes and businesses is possible because the approval allowed Atmos Energy to expand its certificate to a four-mile radius, costing nearly $4M. In commenting on the celebration Tim Biewer, the owner of Biewer Lumber said, the celebration made things feel a little more real. “It’s another opportunity for the Biewer company to grow and our family of companies here,” he said. “With all the help from the city and the state to make this all happen, it’s really special.” Mr. Biewer went onto say that this business opportunity excites him because of the abundance of trees in the area.
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Biewer Lumber receives approval for natural gas lines