LeMoyen Mill & Timber LLC will acquire and invest an additional $2 million to develop a wood products manufacturing facility in LeMoyen. LeMoyen Mill & Timber, a wholly owned subsidiary of San Antonio-based Adobe Machinery Group, is repurposing a lumber mill previously operated by Bayou State Lumber Co. The new company will buy both standing timber and cut logs, saw boards and timbers and then assemble timber and laminated mats at the facility.
LeMoyen Mill & Timber will create 32 new direct jobs, with an average annual salary of $35,000, plus benefits, while retaining 20 jobs from the Bayou State Lumber operation. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project also will result in 35 new indirect jobs, for a total or more than 65 new jobs in St. Landry Parish.
The mill is located near U.S. 71 in northern St. Landry Parish, with access to the Union Pacific Railroad line. — ABiz Staff