Roseburg Forest Products, a privately-owned, integrated forest products company based in the Pacific Northwest, is locating a new wood products plant in Chester County, South Carolina. The development is projected to lead to the creation of more than 145 new jobs.
Employing more than 3,000 people in the United States, Roseburg Forest Products features a portfolio of products that includes lumber, softwood plywood, composite panels, engineered wood, wood chips and more.
Located off Highway 9, six miles east of Chester, Roseburg’s new Chester County plant will manufacture structural beams used in residential and commercial construction.
As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.
“This is an exciting strategic growth opportunity in a business that has done well for us. With the continued increase in housing starts in the southeastern U.S., we see ongoing demand growth for engineered wood products in the region and elsewhere. We are grateful to state and local officials in Chester for their hard work and collaborative efforts to facilitate this project,” said Roseburg Forest Products President & CEO Grady Mulbery.
“Our state’s workforce has proven that it’s one of the best in the world, and that’s why we know a company like Roseburg Forest Products will succeed here. When a company chooses to call South Carolina home, we commit to having its back every step of the way, and we’re excited to see what the future will hold for this new partnership,” Governor Henry McMaster said.
“South Carolina continues to see its manufacturing and agribusiness sectors grow and create jobs. Roseburg Forest Products’ new investment builds on our state’s success in those sectors and strengthens our global reputation. I congratulate Chester County on this tremendous news, and we look forward to what the future has in store for this community,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
“Chester County is very proud to welcome Roseburg Forest Products. Their decision to invest in Chester County, creating needed jobs and making a sizeable capital investment will benefit our community. This is further proof that Chester County is a great place to live and do business, and we stand ready to assist them as they become one of our industrial partners,” said Chester County Supervisor K. Shane Stuart.
“Roseburg Forest Products’ decision to build a structural beam plant in South Carolina is a vote of confidence in the state’s sustainable forest resource and industry. South Carolina’s forests contain the most timber ever recorded, and the productivity of our forest industry and forestland is world-class. We are pleased to have another top-quality company like Roseburg join our state’s forestry community and help it grow beyond its current $21 billion economic impact,” said State Forester Gene Kodama.
“The South Carolina I-77 Alliance welcomes Roseburg Forest Products to Chester County and the I-77 region. Roseburg has become an industry leader through its commitment to its employees, customers and community. In Chester County and South Carolina, Roseburg has found a location that matches their core values, especially their handshake integrity. We look forward to Roseburg Forest Products’ successful and profitable integration into Chester County and the I-77 region,” I-77 Alliance President & CEO Rich Fletcher said.