New sawmill to bring 150 jobs to north Mississippi

Published 12:52 pm Thursday, January 14, 2021

A new sawmill is coming to a north Mississippi city and will create 150 jobs.

Biewer Lumber is expanding its business in Winona.

“My family’s passion for the lumber industry has prompted this expansion in the south. There is no better place to grow the business than the fiber-rich state of Mississippi” Tim Biewer, President & CEO of Biewer Lumber, said in a news release Wednesday.

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The $130 million investment will have the ability to produce 350 million board feet of lumber per year, WTVA-TV reported.

Biewer Lumber, headquartered in St. Clair, Michigan, operates five sawmills: two in Michigan, two in Wisconsin and one in Newton, Mississippi. The facility in Newton employs 175 people, operates two saw lines and produces 350 million board feet per year.

The new sawmill is expected to be complete and operational by January 2022.

“The growth of companies like Biewer Lumber in Mississippi sends a strong message that our state has a supportive business environment and a skilled workforce,” Gov. Tate Reeves said.