Oregon-based Roseburg Forest Products has broken ground at the 200-acre site of its new Roanoke Valley Lumber sawmill in Weldon, N.C.
The new 375,000-sq. ft., high-capacity dimensional lumber mill is expected to create more than 135 jobs in the first two years.
“Roseburg has been the largest private timberland owner in the Roanoke Valley area since 2017, with nearly 200,000 acres of timberland in North Carolina and Virginia,” said Adam Reed, Roanoke Valley Lumber plant manager. “This new sawmill advances Roseburg’s strategy of vertical integration—owning the trees and the facilities to process them—from the West Coast to the Southeast. It reflects our long-term commitment to the Roanoke area, which has welcomed us to the community with open arms.”
Roseburg currently has 13 manufacturing facilities in North America, including the country’s second largest short lumber stud mill in Dillard, Or.