Weyerhaeuser reopening Evergreen mill


EVERGREEN, Ala. (AP) — Weyerhaeuser has announced plans to restart its mill in Evergreen.

The mill was a major employer in Conecuh County until it closed four years ago because of weak demand for engineered lumber products. The company's manufacturing manager for engineered lumber products, Jan Marrs, says customer demand has improved and that prompted the decision to reopen.

The company has already hired a plant manager and says it expects to have 100 employees by the end of 2014.

Weyerhaeuser also operates a lumber manufacturing facility in Millport and a nursery tree improvement center in Camden. It manages more than 547,000 acres of timberland in 23 counties in Alabama.

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