Fly Timber Invests $6 Million To Expand Grenada, Miss. Operations
Fly Timber, which has had operations in Grenada for 32 years, is a hardwood-only sawmill and currently saws hardwood into mats for the oil and gas industry and cuts trim-grade hardwood and floor-grade hardwood for use in residential and commercial construction. The expansion will enable the company to begin cutting railroad crossties, which will then be shipped to a lumber treatment facility via rail car.
“This is a great opportunity for our county to create more direct and indirect jobs in Grenada County, and I appreciate the Grenada Economic Development District bringing together MDA, the county, and other resources to make it work,” said Ricky Fly, owner of Fly Timber.
“I am grateful to Fly Timber for further investing in its Grenada operations. The company’s commitment to Grenada and its residents is apparent with this expansion and with the jobs being created for the area’s workers,” Governor Phil Bryant said.
The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of the project through the Development Infrastructure Program to rehabilitate and add on to a county-owned rail spur that will serve Fly Timber. Grenada County provided assistance for the rehabilitation and addition to the rail spur, as well.
“MDA is committed to assisting Mississippi companies such as Fly Timber in expanding their operations,” said MDA Executive Director Brent Christensen. “I appreciate the company for creating new jobs for the area’s workforce, and I thank our partners in Grenada County for working to make this expansion possible.”
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