Sawmill operation to expand in Pittsylvania County
Gregory Lumber Inc. plans to invest $3 million to expand its sawmill operations in Pittsylvania County.The money will go for the construction and equipment needed to add an automated lumber sorting system that is expected to increase production by 50 percent.
The project also is expected to create three jobs.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe approved a $50,000 grant Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund to assist with the project. Pittsylvania County is matching the grant with local funds.
Gregory Lumber has committed to buying almost $8 million in Virginia timber during the next three years, or approximately 75 percent of the timber it needs for the its expansion.
The company has been operating for nearly 30 years in Pittsylvania’s Java community. It primarily sells lumber to pine and specialty construction markets, as well as to the biomass industry.