RURAL RETREAT, Va. - The Virginia-based Musser Lumber Company will invest $2.4 million to expand its current operations in Rural Retreat, creating 12 jobs.
The family-owned company is adding new production and drying capacity for sawdust and wood shavings, which it will source exclusively from Virginia sawmills. Over the next three years, the expansion should lead to more than $8.5 million in additional forest product purchases.
“Musser Lumber’s continued growth and success in Wythe County is a testament to the strength of Virginia’s forestry industry,” said Governor Ralph Northam. “I am grateful to the Musser family for their commitment to Southwest Virginia and for investing in our rural communities.”
“Musser Lumber Company, Inc. has been in business for over 50 years and our family has had ties to the town of Rural Retreat and Wythe County for many decades,” said Ed Musser, Vice President of Musser Lumber Company. “Musser is grateful for the support of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Wythe County, and the Joint Industrial Development Authority.”
Musser provides ash, basswood, cherry, hard maple, hickory, poplar, red oak, and soft maple lumber. 

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