Biewer Lumber’s officially opened its $85 million state-of-the-art sawmill in Newton on Tuesday.
|St. Clair, Mich.-based Biewer will employ about 125 at its Newton mill, which received $5 million in grants and loans from the state for site preparation and rail and road improvements.
Additionally the city of Newton and Newton County each gave about $268,000 as matches for the grants on infrastructure improvements. That is in addition to other improvements, such as sewer lines, water lines, and environmental and traffic studies, plus ad valorem exemptions.
The Newton facility, which is officially known as Biewer Sawmill-Newton LLC, expands the company’s mill production into the South. The company also operates four sawmills in the Midwest, as well as three lumber treating/distribution centers.
“I would like to thank Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi Development Authority, Mid-Mississippi Development District, Newton County and the city of Newton for their hard work and creativity in helping make this project a reality,” said Biewer Lumber President Tim Biewer. “We are excited to begin operation at the mill and we look forward to a long and successful relationship with the community.”