Louisiana lumber mill expansion to service oil field market

Great Southern Wood Preserving, the lumber processing company best known for its YellaWood brand pressure-treated pine, announced a $5.9 million expansion of its Avoyelles Parish facility’s remanufacturing division with the installation of four new production lines, reports Biz New Orleans.

The additional equipment will increase the facility’s production capacity and allow for the manufacturing of components used in the oil field and for storm relief and mitigation.

The company will create 25 new direct jobs and retain 79 existing jobs. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in 84 indirect new jobs, for a total of 109 new jobs in the Central Region. Read the entire story.