JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Hankins Lumber is creating 43 new jobs in Grenada County.
The company is moving new sawmill operations, Hankins Timbers, to the former Louisiana Pacific site.
This is a $12.5 million corporate investment.
Hankins Lumber has been in operation in Grenada County for nearly 50 years.
The company, which produces Southern Yellow Pine lumber products, employs 140 workers at its current facility.
“Hankins Lumber Co., Inc. is excited to be able to reopen our facility north of Elliott and grateful for the support and help of our local and state officials,” said Hankins Lumber President Albert B. Hankins Jr. “This facility is getting a complete renovation after being shut down as a small planer mill several years ago to a modern small log mill. This mill will allow Hankins to diversify its product line and enter new markets by producing 4x4s, 4x6s and 6x6s. We are proud to be a part of Grenada County.”
Hankins Timbers plans to being production in March.