Austrian-based timber manufacturer creates NC jobs

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on December 19, 2012 at 9:46 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- An Austrian-based softwood timber manufacturer is establishing a state-of-the-art sawmill in Halifax County with plans to create 350 jobs over the next three years. 

Gov. Beverly Perdue's office announced Wednesday that Klausner Lumber Two, a privately-owned company, plans to invest $110 million in the county. The project was made possible in part by state grants from the Job Development Investment Grant and the One North Carolina Fund. 

Klausner produces custom-sized rough and planed lumber products that are used in the construction, pressure-treating, secondary processing, furniture and packaging industries. Its mills are known for being among the most productive worldwide.  

The proposed Enfield mill will produce construction quality lumber and structural timber for domestic and world markets. 

Salaries will average $32,603 per year. Halifax County's average wage is $27,924 per year.

 

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