Lumber company expanding, adding new workers

BALDWYN — Maple Land and Timber has announced the company is expanding its operation located near Baldwyn.

The plant, which operates as American Land and Timber, will produce lumber for export to overseas markets. The expansion includes the addition of a new sawmill and the construction of a 20,000-square-foot facility. The project represents a $1.95 million corporate investment and is creating 38 new jobs.

The Mississippi Development Authority provided tax incentives to the company in support of the project.

American Land and Timber began operating in Prentiss County in 1984. The company produces hardwood and pine lumber for domestic and foreign markets, as well as pallet materials and crossties.

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