Interfor Corporation and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards have jointly announced the planned restarting of operations at the sawmill in DeQuincy, Louisiana, which has annual lumber production capacity of 200 million board feet. Lumber production is expected to begin in the first half of 2022. The sawmill was idled in May 2020 by its previous owner (GP) at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In commenting on the reopening of the DeQuincy facility, Bruce Luxmoore, Interfor’s Senior Vice President of Southern Operations said, “We greatly appreciate all the support in getting this mill back up and running.” “The warm reception, collaborative approach, and valuable incentives package have reaffirmed our decision to invest in Louisiana.”
Many of the jobs at the plant are expected to be filled by employees of the sawmill’s legacy owner who will assist in preparations to restart the facility. The company will hire additional positions in the coming months.
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