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Huber Engineered Woods to construct $418M plant in Noxubee County

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A leading strand board manufacturer is locating a $418 million plant on a 551-acre site in Shuqualak in Noxubee County.

Huber Engineered Woods is one of the largest private land managers in the U.S. and employs more than 1,000 people across the country.

The new facility, which will produce specialty engineered wood panels, is part of Huber Engineered Woods’ ongoing commitment to innovation and sustainability and is its largest capital investment to date.

“After considering multiple locations for what will be our most efficient and sustainable facility, we have decided to invest in and partner with Shuqualak, Mississippi, and the broader Noxubee County region,” Huber Engineered Woods President Brian Carlson explained. “In line with our commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, we have already started our permitting process in Mississippi.”

The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) certified the company for the Advantage Jobs Rebate Program, which is designated for eligible businesses that create new jobs exceeding the average annual wage of the state or county in which the company locates or expands.

“This massive investment by Huber Engineered Woods is a significant win for Mississippi and is another example of our state’s strong economy,” Governor Tate Reeves stated. “We are proud to welcome another top manufacturer to Mississippi and are excited about the economic benefits this investment will bring.”

AccelerateMS is providing assistance for workforce training and the MDA has committed to helping with infrastructure needs throughout construction. Noxubee County and Tennessee Valley Authority also are assisting with the project.

Construction on the facility — which is expected to create 158 jobs in the area — will begin in the near future.

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