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Two Rivers Lumber Plans Coosa County, Alabama, Sawmill Operations

Two Rivers Lumber Co. LLC plans to establish operations in Coosa County, Alabama. The $115 million project is expected to create 130 jobs.

The new sawmill will specialize in the production of Southern Yellow Pine dimensional lumber. Construction is scheduled to begin in June.

“We are happy to be expanding Two Rivers in the state of Alabama and in Coosa County,” said Jay McElroy, co-owner of Two Rivers Lumber. “We spent over a year searching for a site and planning the project, we look forward to starting up the new operation in August 2025. The local and state support has been great throughout this process.”

To support the project, the Lake Martin Area Industrial Development Authority is donating 110 acres of land, valued at $2.2 million. In addition, AIDT, the state’s primary workforce development agency, is providing services to the company.

“This investment from Two Rivers Lumber will generate a significant number of well-paying jobs while also driving economic growth in the Coosa County area,” noted Ellen McNair, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “For local residents, this means new opportunities and a brighter future for their communities.”

Two Rivers was established by the McElroy family, owners of McElroy Truck Lines in Cuba, Alabama, and Roy Geiger, the owner of Sumter Timber in Jefferson, Alabama. The company opened its first sawmill in Marengo County in 2017 which currently has an annual capacity of 200 million board feet.

“I appreciate the support that the Coosa County Commission and Alexander City Mayor Woody Baird and his team have shown me throughout this almost 10-month recruiting process,” added Denise Walls, executive director of the Lake Martin Area Economic Development Alliance. “We all felt like this was a project worth fighting for, and we are excited that Two Rivers will make Coosa County their new home. The local impact of this project will be profound and far-reaching.”

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