Canfor to close aging Jackson, Alabama mill, expand nearby Fulton facility

By Canfor Corporation
Cision Newswire
April 10, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US East

ALABAMA — Canfor Corporation announced that it will optimize its footprint in southern Alabama by permanently closing its Jackson facility and expanding production at its Fulton facility with a second shift. These steps, together with the previously announced construction of a new, state-of-the art greenfield sawmill in Axis, will grow the Company’s regional manufacturing platform by 100 million board feet of production capacity and consolidate operations at modern facilities that are well positioned to be competitive for the long-term. …Lee Goodloe, President, Canfor Southern Pine said, “To this end, we are making the difficult decision to close the aging Jackson mill at the end of June, while expanding production at our nearby Fulton facility. …We expect the majority of our [Jackson] employees will have an opportunity at either our expanded operation in Fulton, which will add a second shift, or in Axis once the new facility opens later this year.”

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