Highland Pellets to create production facility in Granada, Mississippi

By Caleb Salers
Super Talk Mississippi
October 23, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US East

GRANADA, Mississippi — Highland Grenada, an affiliate of Highlands Pellets, set its sights on Grenada with the acquisition of the former Georgia Pacific OSB site — a 144-acre expanse that will soon become the city’s inaugural green energy project and wood pellet producer. Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson, a longtime advocate of expanding the state’s timber industry, said… “Timber is the leading agricultural commodity in over half of Mississippi counties and is the third largest commodity in the state, so I am excited to hear of further growth in our timber industry.” The Highland Group, based in Arkansas, has a proven track record of responsibly deriving wood fiber from sources such as forest thinning and residual waste wood provided by local sawmills. …The wood pellets produced will be efficiently transported by train to nearby rail spurs, rivers, and ports. 

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