Hood Industries to Close Its Sawmill in Metcalfe, Georgia

Hood Industries has announced plans to close its Metcalfe, Georgia, plant, according to reporting by The Thomasville Times-Enterprise (9-14-23). Hood Industries’ company president, Jay Galloway, cited the current volatile economy and its impact on the lumber market along with raw materials and labor challenges.

“We have looked at this problem from every conceivable angle, carefully studied the numbers, and considered many factors,” Galloway told employees. “We have made the difficult decision to close the mill.”

The mill will remain open until all the remaining product is processed and then operations will cease. The company says it plans to reevaluate the viability of the Metcalfe operation in the future, but until that time, the facility will remain closed.

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