Closed plywood mill site could soon come to life providing jobs to Jasper

By Mike Lout
February 8, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

If all goes as planned, the old Louisiana Pacific Plywood Mill on the east side of town which has been dark and silent for many years now will soon return to life with the sound of saws and hammers as Gated Rentals, a Houston Area firm re-opens the facility with the goal of producing small affordable compact homes for what is known as mini-home communities. The board of the Jasper Economic Development Corporation has apparently been working on the project for some time and voted on Tuesday evening to assist the company with opening a factory or plant here to build and distribute the small homes. JEDCO Executive Director Eddie Hopkins says that indications are that the firm could provide up to 110 jobs in the construction field as the homes are assembled here and transported to various locations.

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