TUSCALOOSA, Al. - Westervelt Co., a lumber producer primarily producing Southern Yellow Pine, will build a new lumber mill in Southern Alabama, creating 100 jobs and producing over 250 million feet of lumber annually.
The company says specifics are still in the works, but the plant's location and design should receive final approval from its board of directors soon. The new mill will complement Westervelt's existing lumber mill in Moundville, Alabama, which the company says its the second-largest production facility of Southern Yellow Pine in the U.S.
“The Westervelt Company has a long history in lumber manufacturing and environmental stewardship,” Brian Luoma, Westervelt Co. president and CEO, said in a news release. “The expansion of our lumber business will continue to build on that legacy. Our customers are growing, and we are doing our part to grow our lumber business to support them.”
The company is recruiting workers now.
Westervelt is a 134-year-old company now in its fourth generation of family leadership. The company produces a large number of products from Southern Yellow Pine, including lumber poles.
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