An affiliate of CLAW Forestry Services is locating a state-of-the-art sawmill in Gloster, Mississippi. The $200 million project is expected to create 131 jobs over the next four years.
The facility will be located on 65 acres of land in Amite County, which includes the former Georgia Pacific site. Construction will begin on the site this summer and lumber manufacturing will commence in late 2023 or early 2024.
The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is providing assistance for infrastructure improvements and site development. Amite County also is assisting with the project.
The new mill will require in excess of 1 million tons of timber annually to produce approximately 250 million board feet of lumber, company officials explained.
In connection with the new facility, efforts are underway to resume operation of the Gloster Southern Railroad to further revitalize industry and jobs in the underserved community. The mill will require in excess of 1 million tons of timber annually to produce approximately 250 million board feet of lumber, according to company officials.