Coeur D’Alene, ID—Lumber producer Idaho Forest Group (IFG), headquartered here, is building a sawmill facility in Lumberton, MS. The project is a $120 million corporate investment and will create up to 135 jobs.
“With millions of acres of forestland available to agribusiness leaders such as Idaho Forest Group, Mississippi has experienced significant growth in this vital economic sector in recent months,” Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said. “I thank the team at Idaho Forest Group for choosing to locate in our great state.”
IFG currently operates six sawmills and a finger-joint plant at locations in Idaho and Montana. IFG sources logs from across the Inland Northwest and is committed to collaborating with landowners, including federal and state agencies, to bring value to their lands. The company manufactures, markets and distributes a variety of lumber products to consumers predominantly across North America and has the capacity to produce more than 1 billion board feet per year, making it one of the country’s largest lumber producers.
The Lumberton advanced manufacturing facility will produce a variety of wood products. The new jobs include mill supervisors, information technology and human resources staff, engineers, technicians and operators, all of which will be recruited from the local area.
“We are pleased to have the confidence of the Lamar County leadership,” said Marc Brinkmeyer, Owner & CEO of Idaho Forest Group.
IFG expects the new sawmill to be operational in 2022. For more information, go to www.idfg.com.