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Summerville sawmill expands operations with $30 million investment

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A forest producing company is branching out with a $30 million investment that will expand operations at its Summerville sawmill.

Interfor’s investment is anticipated to increase production capacity to meet growing demand for its products, improve manufacturing productivity and enhance its product mix, the company said in a news release.

The Dorchester County expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

“This significant follow-on investment will help position the Summerville mill for the future and ensure it remains competitive throughout all market conditions for many years to come,” said Interfor Senior Vice President of Southern Operations Bruce Luxmoore in the release.

In addition to Dorchester County operations, Interfor has 20 other sawmills throughout the U.S. and Canada, allowing the company to offer a diverse line of lumber products to customers worldwide.

Annual lumber production capacity is approximately 3.9 billion board feet, according to the company.

“Interfor’s expansion continues the trend of investment flowing into South Carolina,” Gov. Henry McMaster said in the release. “Their $30 million investment will build upon their previous success and allow Interfor to prosper in Dorchester County for years to come.” 

Reach Teri Errico Griffis at 843-849-3144.

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