MAGNA, UT --  Grand Rapids, MI-based Universal Forest Products, manufacturer of wood and wood-alternative products, pressure-treated lumber, and engineered wood products, opened a new manufacturing plant in Magna, UT this year.

General Manager Jon Christiansen told Deseret News that the new facility is expected to hire approximately 30 workers over the next three to five years.

Universal, founded in 1955, has subsidiaries that supply wood, wood composite and other products to the retail, construction and industrial markets.

Earlier this year the company purchased the assets of Idaho-based Rapid Wood Mfg., and it also has acquired a majority interest in the Brisbane, Australia-based Integra Packaging Proprietary, which manufactures packaging and wood specialty packaging products.

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