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Lumber manufacturer to expand Camden sawmill

Staff Report //May 3, 2018//

Lumber manufacturer to expand Camden sawmill

Staff Report //May 3, 2018//

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Integrated forest products company Canfor Southern Pine will invest $40 million in an upgrade to its Camden sawmill.

The manufacturer of Southern yellow pine lumber operates 14 locations and employs approximately 650 in the southern United States. It has operations in Conway, Darlington and Marion and corporate offices in Myrtle Beach.

The upgrade will begin this year and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2019.

The Camden facility, which manufactures dimension lumber, has been open since 1983. Canfor will install a new planer mill and updated equipment throughout the sawmill to expand production capacity by 50%, making it the company’s highest-producing facility in the southern U.S., according to a news release.

“The Camden facility has always been one of our top-performing mills,” Keith McGregor, Canfor vice president of U.S. Operations (East), said. “With this major investment, the Camden plant will continue to be a stable and significant employer in this region, paying good wages and benefits to our valuable employees.”