West Fraser Invests in US Sawmill


West Fraser, out of Vancouver, BC, is expanding its Newberry County sawmill operations in South Carolina. The project is expected to bring US$33 million in new capital investment, as South Carolina Department of Commerce reported Thursday.

West Fraser Invests in US Sawmill

Since 2007, the West Fraser has invested millions to modernize the mill. The company also plans to install a log merchandiser designed to increase production by more than 37 per cent.

“West Fraser believes in making investments to improve our operations. This initiative will support our capital investment to expand production at the mill. Building a strong business supports our mill’s competitiveness so we can continue to be an active employer and a positive contributor to Newberry County,” a company press release said.

Established in 1955, West Fraser produces lumber, laminated veneer lumber, medium-density fiberboard, plywood, pulp, newsprint and wood chips, as well as energy through several bioenergy initiatives.