By the end of 2018, Canfor Southern Pine expects to have completed US$28 million in upgrades at our sawmill in Moultrie, GA which will significantly increase the mill’s production capacity and operating efficiencies.
The investment means a lot - to our company and to the community of Moultrie and Colquitt County.
Once the work is completed and as production increases, we’re hoping to hire several new full-time employees, bringing the mill’s total workforce close to 100. The increased production capacity at the mill will also increase jobs in local forestry and trucking operations. And the work itself – which is already underway – will create many construction-related jobs.
Colquitt County is a designated low-income community, and our goal is to pay wages that exceed the region’s average living wage, as well as offering quality benefits. We’ll also be working with the Colquitt Regional Technical College to provide onsite and offsite vocational training for local residents, as well as helping current employees with advancement opportunities.
The sawmill, which produces high-quality southern yellow pine, has been an important part of Moultrie for close to 70 years. Canfor bought it in 2014 when we acquired the assets of Beadles & Balfour Lumber Company through a phased purchase agreement that was completed at the start of this year.
If you’re interested to learn what opportunities exist with Canfor in Moultrie or other locations, visit the Careers section of Canfor.com.