Sawmill to open on site of closed Butler mill

GEORGIANA, Ala. (AP) - Officials with Coastal Forest Products LLC say they plan to locate a new sawmill and plywood manufacturing facility on the site of a closed forest products facility in the Chapman community.

Officials with the New Hampshire company say the new Butler County facility will employ about 265 workers. Coastal officials say the company will invest about $10 million in the facility.

The chairman of the Butler County Commission, Jesse McWilliams, said the closing of the old International Paper/Chapman Forest Products facility had hurt the economy of the area. He said the opening of the new facility would answer a lot of prayers.

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