PIKE CO., AL (WSFA) - A state of the art sawmill operation will soon employ more than 100 people in Pike County.
Rex Lumber Co. announced Tuesday morning at a groundbreaking ceremony that it will invest $110 million in a new facility.
The facility will be located just five miles north of Troy on County Road 7714 in the Harmony Community. It expects to employ around 110 people.
"The new lumber manufacturing operation will create quality employment opportunities, a significant new timber market, and enhanced economic activity in the River Region," said Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. "Rex Lumber is a proven operator with an excellent track record in the forest products industry and will be a great addition to Alabama's business community."
Officials say the Southern Yellow Pine sawmill is expected to be operations by June 2019.
Currently, Rex Lumber Co. operates sawmills in Graceville and Bristol, Florida. They also have a site in Brookhaven Mississippi.