Canfor Southern Pine Expanding Operations
May 04, 2018 01:21PM
By Kathleen Maris
Canfor Southern Pine, a leading integrated forest products company, announced it will upgrade its existing Camden, S.C. sawmill in Kershaw County. The company is projected to invest $40 million in the project.
Canfor Southern Pine operates 14 manufacturing locations in the Southern U.S. In addition to its Camden facility, the company has operations in Conway, Darlington, and Marion, S.C., with corporate offices in Myrtle Beach. Canfor currently employs approximately 650 people throughout South Carolina.
The company's Camden facility has been in operation since 1983 and manufactures dimension lumber. To accommodate its continued growth, Canfor will be installing a new planer mill, as well as new equipment throughout the sawmilling operation to address critical areas that limit production capacity. The expansion will begin this year and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2019.
"We appreciate the commitment of both the state and local governments," said Fred Stimpson, president. "Their partnership was critical in the decision process of the board as they move forward with the $40 million capital investment."