Woodgrain Inc. to invest $17M in SW Va., creating 100 jobs - Virginia Business

2022-04-21 07:04:40 By : Mr. Sky Wu

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Published August 20, 2021 by Robyn Sidersky

Woodgrain Inc. will invest $9 million to expand its operations in Smyth County and invest $8 million more to purchase and expand the former Independence Lumber sawmill in Grayson County, producing 100 jobs, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday.

The family-owned business based in Idaho is one of the largest millwork companies in the world, manufacturing wood moulding and trim. Woodgrain has 27 facilities and more than 3,500 workers.

The two projects will save 80 jobs and increase purchases of Virginia-grown forest products, the governor’s office said in a news release.

Independence Lumber is Grayson County’s largest private employer, and when the sawmill upgrades are complete, it will become the primary supplier for Woodgrain’s Smyth County operation. It will also allow Woodgrain to source 90% of its new forest product needs from Virginia, leading to the purchase of an additional 9 million board feet of Virginia-grown forest products over the next three years.

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