Interfor Corporation announced Friday that it plans to invest $16.5 million to upgrade it’s sawmill in Meldrim. The project is scheduled to be completed in December 2018. The project is focused on eliminating a bottleneck at the back end of the operation and includes the installation of one new continuous lumber drying kiln and upgrades to the planer mill. Lumber production is expected to increase by 50 percent, in addition to improving product quality and mill efficiency. That’s news Effingham Industrial Authority CEO John Henry is happy to hear. “We have a great relationship with Interfor, and we are excited to hear about this project and investment in our community.