Lumber producer Idaho Forest Group (IFG) is locating sawmill operations in Lumberton in Lamar County, Mississippi. The project is a $120 million corporate investment and will up to 135 jobs.
The Lumberton advanced manufacturing facility will produce a variety of wood products. The new jobs include mill supervisors, information technology and human resources staff, engineers, technicians and operators, all of which will be recruited from the local area. IFG is working closely with Pearl River Community College on several workforce training initiatives.
IFG plans to begin construction on the new sawmill in early 2021 and expects it to be operational in 2022.
Headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, IFG currently operates six sawmills and a finger-joint plant at locations in Idaho and Montana. IFG sources logs from across the Inland Northwest and is committed to collaborating with landowners, including federal and state agencies, to bring value to their lands. The company manufactures, markets and distributes a variety of lumber products to consumers predominantly across North America and has the capacity to produce more than 1 billion board feet per year, making it one of the country’s largest lumber producers.
News Writer : Selma SEZGİN
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