Astara Capital Partners opens sawmill in Camden with plans to create 50-plus jobs

The Arkadelphian
February 10, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US East

CAMDEN, Arkansas — Astara Capital Partners, along with Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders and other state and local officials, on Friday marked the opening of the Camden Timbers sawmill and celebrated the economic investment and job creation it will bring to Arkansas “Astara is proud to invest in American manufacturing companies, and today’s ceremony highlights the wonderful team at Camden Timbers and its special partnership with the state of Arkansas,” said Astara Managing Partner Michael Ranson. …Camden Timbers will create more than 50 jobs in the area. The company expects the sawmill to produce more than 50 million board feet of timbers and dimensional lumber through its sawmill, kiln, and planer operations. …“Our community welcomes Camden Timbers in restarting the former Victory Lumber mill,” said James Lee Silliman, executive director of the Ouachita Partnership for Economic Development.

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