Biewer Lumber set to bring 150 jobs to Montgomery County

The city of Winona will be home to the second Biewer Lumber sawmill in Mississippi bringing over 100 jobs to the town.

Posted: Jan 14, 2021 10:45 PM

WINONA, Miss. (WTVA) - The city of Winona joined with Montgomery County leaders to bring Biewer Lumber to the town.

“It’s going to be a very huge impact on Winona and Montgomery County," said Winona Mayor, Jerry Flowers. "We are very excited.”

The mayor of Winona and several other city leaders announced Thursday morning that Winona will be home to a new sawmill for Biewer Lumber, creating 150 jobs for those seeking employment after the pandemic.

“It makes all the difference in the world because a really good company like this who is stable, they’re here and they will be here for years,” said Flowers.

Biewer Lumber will sit on almost 350 acres of land.

This is the second mill the company built in Mississippi.

The success of the mill in Newton is bringing hope to the Director of Economic Development, Sue Stidham.

“It had given the town a whole new atmosphere, a whole new change because of the economy that it has grown," she explained. "That’s what we’re looking for also here in Montgomery County.”

The sawmill is projected to cost $130M.

A company spokesperson said the sawmill will be able to produce 350 million board feet of lumber per year.

Stidham believes this lumber labor could bring families back together.

“Just having new people, having families reconnecting and bringing their children that have left this area for work back home is going to be very important to us," she said.

This deal with Biewer is something the city and county have been working hard to obtain for its people. Mayor Flowers said it's great to see their hard work pay off.

“This has been some time coming," he said. "We’ve been working hard for years and we are, it’s come to fruition and we are happy.”

Mayor Flowers said the lumber company hopes to start construction on the sawmill in April.

They are hoping to have the mill completed by January 2022.

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