RoyOMartin announces new $211 million OSB plant in Texas

CORRIGAN, Tx. - Engineered wood giant RoyOMartin will establish a new OSB production facility in Texas under its subsidiary Corrigan OSB. 

The $211 million project will create 50 new jobs.

"With this new OSB plant, we will be well-positioned to meet the backlog of demand for quality building products, produced from renewable, sustainable resources abundant in our region," said E. Scott Poole, RoyOMartin President and COO. "Our growth in East Texas has given us an influx of talent with a tremendous work ethic, a long-term, sustainable, raw-material base, and access to a growing and vibrant residential market."

"I thank Corrigan OSB for their expanded investment in Texas to meet the increasing demand for building materials and for creating even more jobs for hardworking Texans," said Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

Corrigan received funding for the project, including a $278,000 grant from the Texas Enterprise Fund.

This is RoyOMartin's second facility in Corrigan, Texas. The company says the first plant, which opened in 2018 and employs 170, is "the most technologically advanced OSB facility in the U.S." 

Besides the Corrigan facility, the Louisiana-based RoyOMartin currently owns and operates two wood products manufacturing facilities in Louisiana: a pine plywood plant in Chopin and an OSB plant in Oakdale. 

The Martin family, who owns the company, owns 570,000 acres of forest land - making it the 19th largest landowner in the United States. RoyOMartin has manufactured OSB and other wood products for three generations.

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