Teal Jones Group Breaks Ground on New $110 Million Sawmill Facility in Bossier Parish, Louisiana

Teal-Jones Group, the privately held international forestry products company based in British Columbia, with U.S. operations in Virginia and Mississippi, officially broke ground on Monday (7-11-22) on its new $110 million green field southern yellow pine sawmill in Plain Dealing, Bossier Parish, Louisiana. The company originally announced it was considering the development in December of 2021.

Site preparation of the 235-acre greenfield facility in Plain Dealing is underway and expected to be complete by Q3 of 2023. Site work includes creating access to nearby railway infrastructure and timberlands, which the company cited as key factors in its decision to build its first plant in Louisiana.

Upon completion, the facility will produce a wide variety of dimensional and specialty lumber products, with a production capacity of 300 million board feet per year. In addition to lumber production, Teal-Jones plans to sell residual fiber products—including chips and sawdust—to local pulp and pellet plants.

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Teal Jones Group Begins Construction on $110 Million Bossier Parish Sawmill