Monday, June 12, 2023
Huber Engineered Woods LLC (HEW), a subsidiary of J.M. Huber Corporation, has decided to establish a brand new strand board (OSB) facility in Noxubee County, Mississippi. This decision is to fuel the production process for larger production. It aims to increase the production of innovative ZIP System and AdvanTech structural panels. This new growth will develop some 150 new jobs to Noxubee County and its surrounding areas while supporting the sustainable solution. The landowners, businesses and residents are to benefit from this sustainable project that plans to use the available smaller diameter timber for better productions.
HEW’ the Shuqualak location mill will be the sixth mill that will boost the current production footprint. The company values the growing needs of single-family, multi-family, and commercial builders along with the demands of the industrial market. This new development, therefore, will be helpful for larger products that will meet the supply need worldwide. HEW President Brian Carlson points out that, “Huber Engineered Woods is committed to meeting the demand for customers, and we are excited to do so in a state with a rich history of sustainable forestry and wood products manufacturing,” He also believes that the new development will make the most of the locally available materials, thus he states- “Our mill will create a market for the abundant supply of smaller diameter timber, creating environmentally focused efficiencies.”
This new mill will be established on an area that will be approximately 550 acres. It will house some of the most advanced processes and technologies needed for manufacturing operations. The facilities involved here will be designed to minimize environmental footprint, maximize energy, water efficiency and optimize the utilization and yield of raw material inputs. President Carlson thus expressed his excitement saying, “We are excited to provide new jobs to the area and will build a world-class workforce by leveraging the diverse talent in the surrounding communities. In line with our commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, we have already started our permitting process in Mississippi. We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with state, local and tribal stakeholders as we move forward to ensure our facility provides long-term benefits to the community.”