The lights were recently turned on at a very important project for a small Mississippi community, representing an additional milestone in the recovery from disaster. The Winston Plywood and Veneer's new facility in Louisville, Mississippi, is on schedule for completion this summer, when it will create over 400 area jobs. At 300,000 square feet, the $50 million facility will be the largest plywood manufacturing plant in the United States. The substantial task of lighting such a large plant was recently completed, thus signifying that the final phase of its construction has begun.
"The community lives for milestones like this. It's a sign of good things to come," said Lewis Ridgway, Vice President at Broaddus & Associates.
The plant itself symbolizes something greater than the opportunity it brings to the region. In April of 2014, the company's facilities were destroyed by a tornado that caused massive local damage and claimed 10 lives. Since that time, Winston Plywood and Veneer has remained committed to rebuilding its operations in Louisville, and was recently honored with a 2016 "Corporate Investment and Community Impact Award" by Trade and Industry Development magazine. The result of their efforts is one of the most modern and efficient mills in North America.
Broaddus & Associates has been the construction representative for the City of Louisville, and has coordinated fund management of the project. As the construction nears completion, our team remains thankful for the opportunity to contribute to such an important project, and for the commitment from Winston to rebuild a facility that is crucial to the restoration of Louisville.