MS: Industrial Wood Products to Invest $2M, Create 50 Jobs in Vicksburg
4 May, 2018
Wood remanufacturing company Industrial Wood Products is locating several of its existing product lines and capabilities to Vicksburg, Miss. The project is a corporate investment of more than $2 million and creates 50 jobs.
Industrial Wood Products of Mississippi will locate industrial component manufacturing operations and a paint line in its Vicksburg facility. The industrial division will include cut-to-length, resawing, ripping, notching and grading capabilities to service pallet and crate manufacturers. The paint line will be used for the company’s existing Rustic Collection product line, which includes pre-stained shiplap boards to be sold in retail stores across the U.S. The facility will also allow the company to provide a higher level of service and decrease shipment times to customers across the Gulf Coast region.
“Industrial Wood Products decision to open its first Mississippi operations in Vicksburg is a great example of a public-private partnership benefiting the local economy and its citizens through job creation and new investment, both of which are vital to a healthy economy,” Gov. Phil Bryant said.
"Our company is excited to have chosen Mississippi and Vicksburg as our location for this project. We found in Vicksburg a set of unique location advantages that will be of great importance to our company as we continue to grow our market share and expand our business,” said Industrial Wood Products President Ryan Hilsinger. “We worked closely with the Mississippi Development Authority and the Warren County Port Commission, and we found them to be agile and pro-business partners that were effective in helping us navigate the site selection process."
The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for building repairs and renovations. The city of Vicksburg is providing in-kind assistance to help with water runoff affecting the facility and site.
“Vicksburg’s proximity to Industrial Wood Products’ customers, coupled with a skilled, committed workforce, will enhance the company’s tradition of excellence for many years to come,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “We salute our economic partners at the Warren County Port Commission, the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation, the city of Vicksburg, the Warren County Board of Supervisors, Greater Jackson Alliance and Entergy for their teamwork to bring Industrial Wood Products to Mississippi.”
Industrial Wood Products has committed to fill the 50 new jobs in Vicksburg over the next four years. The company also has two locations in North Carolina.