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Timber Producer West Fraser Expands Newberry, South Carolina, Operations

West Fraser, one of the largest timber producers in North America, plans to expand its operations in Newberry County, South Carolina. The $17.7 million project is expected to create 30 jobs.

The investment at the company's current location will include an additional 60 acres of land. Completion of the expansion is scheduled for early 2024.

“West Fraser is excited to grow our presence in Newberry County. This expansion and upgrades will ensure our Newberry facility is well equipped to compete in the global lumber markets and provide quality products to our customers for many years to come. Many thanks to the county of Newberry and the greater Newberry community, who supported this project and built a competitive investment climate with a skilled labor force, making Newberry an ideal community to grow our business,” West Fraser Vice President of Capital and Technology Chuck Watkins said.

West Fraser is a diversified wood products company that manufactures lumber, engineered wood and other products including pulp, newsprint, wood chips and renewable energy. Products are used in home construction, repair and remodeling, industrial applications, papers, tissue and box materials. The company currently has 60 operations in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

“We are proud that Newberry County proves to be a viable location for West Fraser. By providing a strong and dedicated workforce and supporting West Fraser’s vision, South Carolina plays a pivotal role in helping the company continue to expand its South Carolina presence,” noted Governor Henry McMaster.

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