Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced on Friday (8-20-21) that Woodgrain Inc., a family-owned business based in Idaho and one of the largest millwork companies in the world, will be investing $9 million to expand its operation in Smyth County and investing more than $8 million to purchase and expand the former Independence Lumber sawmill in Grayson. It will increase their purchases of Virginia-grown forest products by nearly 20%.
The dimensional sawmill in Grayson County will be the company’s first sawmill on the East Coast. Woodgrain plans to retain the sawmill’s existing employees and create 20 new jobs at the facility. In Smyth County, Woodgrain will improve its existing manufacturing facility and expand into another building, creating 80 new jobs. When the sawmill upgrades in Grayson County are complete, it will become the primary supplier for the company’s Smyth County operation.
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Wood products expansion announced in Southwest Virginia