Gregory Lumber expanding sawmill operations, hiring in Pittsylvania
RICHMOND, Va. — Gregory Lumber, Inc., along with Governor Terry McAuliffe, announced it will expand its sawmill operations in Pittsylvania County. The company will create three new jobs in the county and source 75 percent of its timber needs from Virginia land owners. Gregory Lumber will invest $3 million in construction and equipment needed to add an automated lumber sorting system that will increase production by 50 percent.
“Partnering with a company like Gregory Lumber is a way my administration can support the growth of Virginia’s forest products sector, one of Virginia’s top private industries,” said Governor McAuliffe. “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. Gregory Lumber’s new expansion will bring welcomed economic vitality to the region, further helping with my administration’s efforts to build the new Virginia economy. I applaud the company’s commitment to Java and continued investment in Pittsylvania County and Virginia.”
Gregory Lumber, one of the largest sawmills in the region, has been operating for nearly 30 years in the Java community of Pittsylvania County. The company primarily sells lumber into traditional pine markets and specialty construction markets, as well as the biomass industry. Gregory Lumber is also committing to purchase almost $8 million of Virginia timber over the next three years, or approximately 75 percent of the forestry inputs needed to supply its expansion.
READ MORE of this story at Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Press Release.