Weyerhaeuser to re-start south Alabama mill
EVERGREEN, Ala., Aug. 23, 2013
EVERGREEN, Ala., Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Weyerhaeuser today announced it
will begin plans to re-start production on its Trus Joist^®TJI^®joists and
Microllam^®LVL lines in Evergreen, Alabama, effective immediately.
The company will be investing capital in the engineered lumber products
facility after a four-year closure due to previously weak wood products demand
in North America. It also plans to hire 100 new employees at the facility by
the end of 2014. Robert (Bob) Doll has been selected as plant manager and will
be on site effective Aug. 30, 2013.
"Customer demand for engineered wood products has improved over the last year
and our Evergreen facility is the ideal location to add production capacity of
our Trus Joist^®TJI^®Joists and Microllam^® LVL building products," said Jan
Marrs, manufacturing manager for Weyerhaeuser Engineered Lumber Products.
"With our markets improving and positive support from both the state and local
community, we are looking forward to re-starting this facility."
The Evergreen Trus Joist facility was acquired by Weyerhaeuser in 2000 and has
an estimated annual production of 2 million cubic feet of Microllam LVL and
120 million lineal feet of TJI Joists.
In Alabama, Weyerhaeuser also operates a lumber manufacturing facility in
Millport, a Nursery Tree Improvement Center in Camden and it sustainably
manages more than 547,000 acres of timberland in 23 counties.
Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest private owners of
timberlands, began operations in 1900. We own or control nearly 7 million
acres of timberlands, primarily in the U.S., and manage another 14 million
acres under long-term licenses in Canada. We manage these timberlands on a
sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry
standards. We are also one of the largest manufacturers of wood and cellulose
fibers products, and we develop real estate, primarily as a builder of
single-family homes. Our company is a real estate investment trust. In 2012,
we generated $7.1 billion in sales and employed approximately 13,200 people
who serve customers worldwide. We are listed on the Dow Jones World
Sustainability Index. Our common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange
under the symbol WY. Learn more at www.weyerhaeuser.com.
For more information contact:
Media - Monte Simpson, 706-580-5282
Analysts – Kathryn McAuley, 253-924-2058
SOURCE Weyerhaeuser Company
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