Huber Engineered Woods, Charlotte, N.C., will build a new OSB facility in Cohasset, Mn., to increase the company’s production of ZIP System and AdvanTech structural panels.
“We look forward to being an integral part of the community and a key partner in the future success of the county and the state. We are pleased and excited to bring this new investment and set of employment opportunities to Itasca County and the surrounding areas,” said HEW president Brian Carlson. “It is our desire for our new Minnesota operations to be a shining example of our company’s commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workforce.”
Contingent upon site acquisition, approval of certain legislative initiatives and financial assistance from additional state entities, the Cohasset location will be HEW’s sixth mill in the United States and its first presence in Minnesota. The new mill will expand HEW’s current production footprint of five mills located in Georgia, Maine, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Virginia. HEW’s manufacturing operations support the growing needs of single-family, multifamily and commercial builders along with select OEM industries. Product distribution is supported through a nationwide network of leading building products dealers and distributors.
The new HEW manufacturing facility will be located on more than 400 acres and will feature some of the most advanced processes and technologies available for sustainable, manufacturing operations. The mill will produce a wide range of products and will significantly increase HEW’s ability to service the Western and Midwestern housing markets.
HEW’s parent company, J.M. Huber Corporation, was founded in 1883 and has grown to be one of the largest family-owned privately held businesses in the U.S. with a global footprint of approximately 4,000 employees across 20 countries.