Interfor, a Canadian-owned forest products company, is investing $30 million into its middle Georgia operation as demand continues to grow.
Announced by Gov. Brian Kemp, the investment in Interfor’s Perry sawmill comes amid robust demand and supply shortages due to a mismatch in market projections.
Interfor, the largest producer of lumber in the state, was among those that slashed production just after the pandemic hit, only to ramp back up as demand stayed steady thanks to a buoyant housing market and consumers’ penchant for home improvement during lockdowns.
With its Georgia operation based in Peachtree City, the company employs 1,200 people in the state. It acquired Perry-based Tolleson Lumber Co. in 2013.
Learn more about the company’s “surreal” pandemic ups and downs in this story from 2020: Canadian Lumber Giant Interfor’s ‘Surreal’ Quarter Ends With Georgia Mills Back on Track