Biewer Lumber, Prentice, WI. Photo: Jeff Arsenault

NEWTON, MS -- Biewer Lumber, a producer of lumber products for building construction and secondary wood manufacturing, will invest $85 million to open a new plant in Newton, MS, creating approximately 125 jobs.

Construction of the state-of-the-art sawmill is expected to begin in the spring of 2016 with production starting in early 2017, the company says.

“Adding the Newton sawmill to our production capabilities will allow us to better serve our existing customers and to expand our customer base geographically. We are pleased to be locating our new mill in Mississippi, with its abundance of timber, available workforce, and its friendly business environment,” said Biewer Lumber Owner Timothy Biewer.

The new mill will expand Biewer's production capacity in the South. The company, located in St. Clair, MI, currently operates four Midwest-based sawmills and three treatment/distribution centers.

Biewer products include lumber for construction, secondary manufacturing, and packaging; treated lumber for outdoor projects such as decks, patios, and docks; deck essentials and accessories; fencing; poles and pilings; fire retardant treated lumber for commercial construction; and more.

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