Mill restart looks to Louisiana for pine


Vicksburg Forest Products began production of southern yellow pine lumber at its recently converted mill and hopes to increase production to about 100 million board feet per year, according to reports.

VFP purchased the old Anderson-Tully hardwood mill in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in May and converted it from processing mostly hardwood to pine. According to the Vicksburg Forest Products, the mill is now purchasing pine logs up to 44 inches in diameter. According to a press release, the company will purchase plantation and natural pine logs from the region, including from Central Louisiana.

“Vicksburg Forest Products will manufacture southern yellow pine lumber and will be a large production mill, taking approximately 50 loads of pine logs per day in one shift,” according to the statement. “This should be a great opportunity for Louisiana landowners as it is yet another outlet for pine logs in large quantities.”

The release said its ownership of Southeastern Timber Products in Ackerman, Mississippi, near Starkville, indicates a “significant manufacturing experience” producing southern yellow pine products. However, it also will produce some hardwood, according to a report.

Anyone interested in more information can contact Vicksburg Forest Products at 601-431-0722 or emailing tfreeman@vicksburgfp.com

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