MILAN, Tenn. - Escue Wood Treated Products, a manufacturer of pressure-treated wood, will invest $3.3 million in a new manufacturing facility in Tennessee - creating 100 jobs.
The new facility will produce 60 million board feet of treated pine lumber annually.
“We appreciate the State of Tennessee and the Department of Economic Community Development for assisting us on this project,” Escue Wood VP Nathan Escue said. “This new location will provide us with the opportunity to expand economic growth in West Tennessee.
State officials praised Escue's decision to invest in Tennessee.
“The manufacturing sector is one of Tennessee’s strongest industries, with one out of every eight Tennesseans working in manufacturing,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “I want to thank Escue for continuing to strengthen the manufacturing industry in our state by locating its new manufacturing facility in Milan and creating 100 new jobs in Gibson County. With this announcement, we are one step closer to our goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high-quality jobs.”
One of the leading producers of treated southern yellow pine wood, Escue Wood's products are distributed in five surrounding states.
Escue treats its wood products with the chemical Copper Azole. Escue says the difference between copper azole (CA-C) and other methods is that CA is made up of liquefied copper, as opposed to granulated copper. The liquid copper in CA provides for a greater degree of penetration into the wood.
Escue's treated wood is used in residential, commercial, and agricultural products, including decks, outdoor furniture, bridges, exterior stairways, stables, fence posts, and more.