The company facility had originally announced its intention for the sixth mill in Cohasset, Minnesota in June 2021.

The company said it was “committed” to meeting growing market demand for customers and consumers and had determined that “a new location provides the most efficient pathway to do so”. The new plant will increase the company’s production of innovative ZIP System and AdvanTech structural panels.

“Over the past year, we have been working closely with state and federal entities to scope and permit a new oriented strand board mill in the City of Cohasset, Minnesota,” said HEW President Brian Carlson. 

“Due to delays that jeopardize our ability to meet product demand deadlines, we will pursue development of our sixth mill in another state. We will be seeking a new location where we can produce critical home building products that are desired by American home builders and homeowners in a timely manner and consistent with Huber’s environmental and social commitments.”