Grand opening for Winston Plywood & Veneer9 May 2017
Following a 2014 tornado which devastated Louisville, Mississippi, Winston Plywood &Veneer demonstrated its commitment to Mississippi with the grand opening of the company’s new US$100m manufacturing facility. Governor Phil Bryant, Louisville Mayor Will Hill, company employees and local residents joined Winston Plywood & Veneer officials to celebrate the announcement.
In April 2014, an F4 tornado destroyed the company’s facility in Louisville. Since then, Winston Plywood & Veneer has worked closely with the city of Louisville, Winston County and the Mississippi Development Authority to build its new facility.
The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance for site preparation, relocation expenses, infrastructure needs and workforce training. Disaster recovery funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency were used to help build the new facility.
“Winston Plywood & Veneer could have rebuilt its facility anywhere in North America, but the company chose to remain in Louisville – a true testament to the quality of life in Louisville, Winston County and Mississippi, the region’s productive workforce and Mississippi’s pro-business climate,” said MDA executive director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “We congratulate the Winston Plywood and Veneer team and our partners at the Winston County Economic Development District Partnership, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the city of Louisville and Winston County on this historic milestone.”
Once at full capacity, Winston Plywood and Veneer will employ 400 workers.