Huber Breaks Ground on New Lumber Plant

SHUQUALAK, MS – Courtesy of the Commercial Dispatch and Grant McLaughlin

Construction for a new $418 million strand board lumber plant in Noxubee County is slated to begin in early 2024.

The Huber Engineered Woods groundbreaking at 145 Highway 145 S. in Noxubee County – Grant McLaughlin – Commercial Dispatch

Huber Engineered Woods recently broke ground on a new $418 million strand board lumber plant in Noxubee County; if all goes as planned, construction on the facility will begin in early 2024 and be completed by the end of the following year.

“We started looking at this site in 2022,” CEO Brian Carlson said. “We also looked primarily in Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas and looked at multiple sites. We ultimately identified Noxubee County as the best in terms of all the criteria we needed, such as road infrastructure, labor force availability and the lumber we needed to supply the plant. So a really good combination of factors led us to Noxubee County.”

“This new business for Noxubee County will bring a benefit for a long time,” Noxubee BOS President Coleman said. “… When the plant opens in 2026, People won’t have to go very far to find a good job.”

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