Carter Lumber To Build New Lumber & Millwork Plant
September 17, 2015 | 6:18 am CDT

LEXINGTON, KY - Regional building materials firm Carter Lumber will open a 50,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Lexington. More than 100 people will be hired to produce wood products for the Charlotte area. Carter Lumber is based in Ohio.

Mark Ely, director of marketing for Carter Lumber, told the Triad Business Journal that construction should begin in the coming weeks on 50,000 square feet of new manufacturing space on Old Hargrave Road.

The multi-million dollar investment will produce 30-foot trusses by homebuilders, and will also make wall panels, engineered wood products and produce millwork for local builders. Operations will begin by the end of the year.

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Bill wrote for, FDMC and Closets & Organized Storage magazines. 

Bill's background includes more than 10 years in print manufacturing management, followed by more than 30 years in business reporting on industrial manufacturing in the forest products industries, including printing and packaging at American Printer (Features Editor) and Graphic Arts Monthly (Editor in Chief) magazines; and in secondary wood manufacturing for

Bill was deeply involved with the launches of the Woodworking Network Leadership Forum, and the 40 Under 40 Awards programs. He currently reports on technology and business trends and develops conference programs.

In addition to his work as a journalist, Bill supports efforts to expand and improve educational opportunities in the manufacturing sectors, including 10 years on the Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation; six years with the U.S. WoodLinks; and currently on the Woodwork Career Alliance Education Committee. He is also supports the Greater West Town Training Partnership Woodworking Program, which has trained more than 950 adults for industrial wood manufacturing careers. 

Bill volunteers for Foinse Research Station, a biological field station staddling the border of Ireland and Northern Ireland, one of more than 200 members of the Organization of Biological Field Stations.