Huber Engineered Woods Reopens Spring City, Tennessee, Manufacturing Complex
The facility is one of only five continuous press operations in North America dedicated to the production of oriented strand board products. HEW’s Spring City facility, located northeast of Chattanooga, is currently undergoing upgrades in preparation of manufacturing specialty panel products including AdvanTech subflooring and ZIP System sheathing products beginning in April 2018.
“The reopening of our Spring City mill is an indication of the strength and resiliency of our ZIP System and AdvanTech branded products,” Huber Engineered Woods President Brian Carlson said. “This operational investment will increase our company’s production capacity and further enhance our product availability and highly regarded customer service.
“We are thankful for the support we received from the State of Tennessee, TVA and Rhea County for the reopening of the Spring City facility. Governor Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd, TVA Senior Vice President John Bradley and Rhea County Executive George Thacker and their teams played instrumental roles in our decision-making process for the re-start of our Spring City location,” Carlson added.
“We thank Huber Engineered Woods for its decision to reopen its Spring City mill, creating more than 140 new jobs in Rhea County,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “Huber Engineered Woods serves thousands of building products dealers and distributors throughout North America and choosing to restart its Tennessee operations speaks volumes to Rhea County’s skilled, well-trained workforce. We appreciate Huber Engineered Woods’ continued commitment to Tennessee and for bringing us another step closer to our goal of being the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
“With over 3,700 employees at approximately 30 establishments, the manufacturing sector employs more people in Rhea County than any other industry, and we are pleased to see that number grow in Spring City because of Huber Engineered Woods,” Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd said.
“Rhea County recently advanced out of its designation as one of Tennessee’s 21 distressed counties, and I couldn’t be more proud of the efforts made by local officials and Team Tennessee for promoting everything the county has to offer, including the strength of its workforce. I thank Huber Engineered Woods for reopening its Spring City facility and creating new opportunities for nearly 150 Tennesseans,” he added.
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