The plant, to be Huber’s sixth mill, will increase the company’s production of innovative ZIP System and AdvanTech structural panels.

The statement follows a decision earlier this year when Huber withdrew plans for a new OSB mill in Cohasset, Minnesota  due to issues in gaining permits. The company had said it planned to look for an alternative site.

The new manufacturing facility is projected to provide over 150 direct new jobs to Noxubee County and surrounding areas, while providing a sustainable solution to utilize abundant smaller diameter timber in the new jobs to Noxubee County and surrounding areas, 

“After considering multiple locations for what will be our most efficient and sustainable facility, we have decided to invest in and partner with Shuqualak, Mississippi, and the broader Noxubee County region,” said Huber president Brian Carlson. 

The new mill will expand HEW’s current production footprint, which is comprised of five facilities located in Georgia, Maine, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Virginia. 

“Our mill will create a market for the abundant supply of smaller diameter timber, creating environmentally focused efficiencies,” added Mr Carlson.

Huber says the mill will be located on approximately 550 acres and will feature some of the most advanced processes and technologies available for manufacturing operations. 

The facility will be designed to minimize its environmental footprint, maximize energy and water efficiency and optimize the utilization and yield of raw material inputs. Initiation of project construction is pending various federal, state and local permits as well as economic development incentive approvals and/or processes.