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Huber Engineered Woods Plans Shuqualak, Mississippi, Manufacturing Plant

Huber Engineered Woods, a leading specialty building products manufacturer, plans to establish an oriented strand board manufacturing plant in Shuqualak, Mississippi. The $418 million project is expected to create 158 jobs in Noxubee County.

The new facility will be located on a 551-acre site where it will produce specialty engineered wood panels. Construction is scheduled to begin in the near future.

“After considering multiple locations for what will be our most efficient and sustainable facility, we have decided to invest in and partner with Shuqualak, Mississippi, and the broader Noxubee County region. We are excited to provide over 150 direct new jobs to the area and will build a world-class workforce by leveraging the diverse talent in the surrounding communities. In line with our commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, we have already started our permitting process in Mississippi. We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with state, local and tribal stakeholders as we move forward to ensure our facility provides long-term benefits to the community,” Huber Engineered Woods President Brian Carlson said.

The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is providing assistance for infrastructure needs. MDA also certified the company for the Advantage Jobs Rebate Program, which is designated for eligible businesses that create new jobs exceeding the average annual wage of the state or county in which the company locates or expands.

“Mississippi’s rich natural resources in agriculture, forestry and wood products have always been a catalyst for economic growth. We are thrilled to see Huber Engineered Woods invest in our state, bringing new job opportunities and boosting our economy. MDA is proud to support this venture and looks forward to its success,” MDA Deputy Executive Director Laura Hipp noted.

AccelerateMS is providing assistance for workforce training, and Noxubee County and Tennessee Valley Authority also are assisting with the project.

“AccelerateMS is excited to welcome Huber Engineered Woods to Mississippi, and we look forward to partnering with them as they create opportunities for Mississippians to work in high-reward, high-paying jobs, for a company that is forward thinking and innovative. We are delighted to see this investment in our people, as we know our people are ready to invest themselves in making Huber Engineered Woods successful in Noxubee County,” added AccelerateMS Executive Director Ryan Miller.

Huber Engineered Woods is one of the largest private land managers in the U.S. and employs more than 1,000 people across the country.

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