Huber reopening Tennessee plant
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Huber Engineered Woods, a leading manufacturer of specialty building and sustainable products, plans to reopen its Spring City, Tenn., oriented strand board (OSB) facility in 2018, the company announced in a release.
The move is contingent on completion of various state and local incentives processes.
“The reopening of our Spring City mill is an indication of the strength and resiliency of our ZIP System and AdvanTech branded products,” HEW President Brian Carlson said. “This operational investment will increase our company’s production capacity and further enhance our product availability and highly regarded customer service.”
The mill, in the Tennessee River Valley northeast of Chattanooga, is undergoing facility upgrades in preparation of manufacturing specialty panel products including AdvanTech subflooring and ZIP System sheathing beginning in April 2018. The facility is one of only five continuous press operations in North America dedicated to the production of oriented strand board products.
The facility originally opened in 1997, but halted production during the housing market downturn in 2011. The decision to reopen the mill comes as welcome news to executives in Rhea County, where the unemployment rate is around 6 percent, the press release said.
Companies: Huber Engineered Woods