Canadian lumber giant Canfor invests $28 million in Georgia plant
November 27, 2017 | 2:18 pm CST
A Canfor sawmill.
MOULTRIE, Ga. —  Canadian logging giant Canfor Southern Pine will invest $28 million in an expansion of its manufacturing facility in Moultrie, Georgia. The expansion will create 10 jobs directly at the mill, 30 jobs in supporting roles, and 60 new construction jobs.
 
Canfor received a tax credit for the expansion as long as it promised to pay the new positions with wages 30 percent higher than the area's average. New wages are estimated to be around $20 per hour.
 
A nearby community college and the city of Moultrie are cooperating with Canfor to develop training programs for workers.
 

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Lumber giant Canfor makes oil from wood waste

Canadian logging giant Canfor Pulp has announced it is developing the first ever commercial-scale biocrude oil plant.


Canfor is the leading producer of lumber in Canada and one of the top producers in the world.  

In March, Canfor announced it would build the first-ever commercial-scale biocrude oil plant. Biocrude is a synthetic fuel obtained from wood waste. Biocrude oil has already been used to fuel as cross-country flight.
 

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