Interfor Corp. reopens DeQuincy sawmill

Interfor Corp., a wood products company, is expected to invest up to $8 million to revive the idled Georgia Pacific sawmill near DeQuincy. The project is expected to create 170 jobs, reports Area Development Online.

One of North America’s largest lumber producers, Interfor recently acquired the Georgia Pacific facility, which was idled in May 2020. The company plans to restart operations in the first half of 2022. The revived plant, which has an annual lumber production capacity of 200 million board feet, will also support significant logging and logistics activity in the region.

To secure the investment, the state is providing a competitive incentive package that includes the services of Louisiana Economic Development’s FastStart, the state’s workforce development program. According to LED, many of the jobs at the plant are expected to be filled by employees of the sawmill’s legacy owner who will assist in preparations to restart the facility. Read the entire story.