Business is good for Biewer Lumber. So good the company announced it will expand their sawmill in Newton and ramp up production by 100-million board feet per year. The expansion means forty-five new jobs will be added to operations at the facility. The development represents a $40 million corporate expansion.
Governor Phil Bryant tweeted an approving response earlier in the day. “Since opening its sawmill in Newton two short years ago, Biewer Lumber has been an active and supportive member of the Mississippi business community. The company’s expansion and creation of 45 new jobs speaks volumes to the strong business environment found throughout our state – an environment that fosters growth and innovation for all of Mississippi’s corporate partners,” Bryant said.
The sawmill opened in 2016. Biewer Lumber operates four other sawmills in the Midwest and three lumber distribution centers.
“In order to be competitive, you have to keep up with technology and demand. There is no better place than Newton, Mississippi to make this investment,” said Biewer Lumber President and CEO Tim Biewer.
The Mississippi Development Authority and the City of Newton provided support by making public road improvements.