LUFKIN, Texas - Sterling Lumber Co., a maker of wood mats, pallets, skids, and lagging lumber, will build a new plant in Lufkin, Texas - where it will build its TerraLam cross-laminated timber (CLT) mats. More than 150 jobs will be created.
A Texas Enterprise Fund grant of $825,000 helped make the expansion possible. 
“It is very exciting to announce a significant expansion of Sterling’s manufacturing capacity in Lufkin and the Lone Star State,” said Carter Sterling, CEO. “I can’t think of a better place to continue our stated mission of supporting our colleagues, communities, customers, and company.”
Sterling's lumber matting are primarily used by utility companies in other industries including electrical transmission, pipelines, and civil construction. The mats, which are temporary, provide access roads, work platforms, and water crossings - used to transport heavy equipment to tough locations.

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