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LeMoyen Mill & Timber To Open Wood Products Manufacturing Facility In LeMoyen, Louisiana

11/03/2016
LeMoyen Mill & Timber LLC will acquire and invest an additional $2 million to develop a wood products manufacturing facility in LeMoyen, Louisiana. The mill site is located near U.S. 71 in northern St. Landry Parish, with access to the Union Pacific Railroad line.

LeMoyen Mill & Timber, a wholly owned subsidiary of Adobe Machinery Group, will repurpose a lumber mill previously operated by Bayou State Lumber Co. The new company will acquire both standing timber and cut logs, saw boards and timbers and then assemble timber and laminated mats at the facility, according to Louisiana Economic Development.

“We are very excited about the LeMoyen mill and facilities along with their core team of dedicated and talented personnel,” CEO Robert W. Latimer of Adobe Machinery Group said. “The mill, with its production capacity and immense hardwood lumber storage, brings tremendous integration opportunities to our mat distribution company, American Mat & Timber.”

“St. Landry Parish, with its abundance of hardwood resources and its proximity to our branch locations, our customers, and rail and major waterways, is the perfect spot for us. We also look forward to working further with the Louisiana Economic Development team to expand our operations, not only at the LeMoyen mill but also in other areas of Louisiana. In all of our businesses, we have always placed our employees, our communities and our customers first and we look forward to doing the same in St. Landry Parish,” he explained.

LED officials noted LeMoyen Mill & Timber was formed to acquire and operate the land, buildings, and machinery and equipment of the sawmill located in LeMoyen, Louisiana. The facility comprises more than 190 acres with two rail spurs, more than 431,000 square feet of buildings, including three sawmills, and another 200,000 square feet of covered storage. American Mat & Timber was formed more than 30 years ago and has become a primary supplier of laminated and timber mats to the construction, petrochemical and energy industries.

“After meeting with key company officials on this project, it was apparent that Adobe has created a very successful business culture that would be a great fit in St. Landry Parish and Acadiana,” St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot said.

The company is expected to utilize the state’s Quality Jobs program. “We welcome LeMoyen Mill & Timber to St. Landry Parish, and we appreciate the company’s interest in a manufacturing operation that will create 32 new direct jobs while retaining additional jobs,” Governor John Bel Edwards said. “The timber industry has played a vital role in the Louisiana economy for generations – built on a renewable resource that extends through every region of our state. Opportunities for business success abound in Louisiana, making projects like this one in the Acadiana Region possible.”

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