ABBEVILLE, Ala. (WDHN) — The new Abbeville Fiber plant received its first set of logs Monday as it prepared for its grand opening in August.
According to Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc., the new sawmill is the biggest economic investment in Henry County’s history, totaling $40 million. Back in May, Gov. Kay Ivey granted the county an $850,000 grant to help support the plant with transportation assistance.
At capacity, the lumber mill will provide 115 new jobs to residents in the area.
Once it opens, the plant is set to purchase $14-15 million of timber per year and produce 200,000 feet of finished wood per day.
It will be located at the old West Point Stevens textile plant site off of U.S. Highway 431 and State Highway 27.
Video of the log delivery was provided to us by Great Southern Wood Preserving. We’ve attached it to the top of this article.
Correction: A typo recently indicated the location is on U.S. Highway 231 and State Highway 27. It has been corrected.