Woodgrain Millwork expanding manufacturing facility, jobs in Smyth County
RICHMOND, Va. — Woodgrain Millwork, a family-owned and operated company headquartered in Idaho, and Governor Terry McAuliffe annouced it will expand its door and window component manufacturing facility in Smyth County. The company will create seventeen new jobs in the county and source 78 percent of its timber needs from Virginia land owners. Virginia successfully competed against North Carolina for the project. (Check for Woodgrain Millwork jobs here.)
Speaking at the announcement, Governor McAuliffe said, “Virginia’s forestry industry supports thousands of good jobs in our rural communities and provides important market opportunities for the Commonwealth’s private forestland owners. Partnering with a company like Woodgrain Millwork is a great way my administration can support Virginia’s forest products sector, one of Virginia’s top private industries. Woodgrain Millwork’s new expansion will bring welcomed employment opportunities and economic vitality to the region, further helping with my administration’s efforts to build a new Virginia economy. I applaud the company’s commitment to Marion and continued investment in Smyth County and Virginia.”
Woodgrain Millwork, one of the largest millwork operations in the world, has been operating for over 60 years. With seven mills across the globe, Woodgrain is one of the largest manufacturers of wood moulding and trim and the largest manufacturer of prefinished mouldings in the country. Woodgrain Millwork will invest $1.86 million in site improvements and equipment needed to build an 18,000 square-foot addition to its Marion mill. The company’s primary products will be exterior door frames, brick mouldings, and doorjambs. Woodgrain Millwork is also committing to purchase more than $4.6 million of Virginia lumber over the next three years, or 78 percent of the forestry inputs needed for the new production venture.
Read more in Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Press Release
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