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Winston Plywood & Veneer reopens in Louisville

Apr 5, 2017 - Louisville, MS

Winston Plywood & Veneer held a grand opening of the company’s new $100 million manufacturing facility Wednesday in Louisville, following a 2014 EF-4 tornado that devastated Louisville.

Gov. Phil Bryant, Louisville Mayor Will Hill, company employees and local residents participated in the ceremony, according to a news release. Once at full capacity, the facility will employ 400 workers, according to the news release.

Winston Plywood & Veneer worked closely with the city of Louisville, Winston County and the Mississippi Development Authority to build its new facility, according to the news release.

“Today is a great day for all of us who work at WP&V and believe in the promise of this great business here in Louisville,” Winton Plywood & Veneer President Jon Pierce said in a statement. “We could not be more thankful for the collaboration we’ve had from Mayor Hill, Governor Bryant and those across our community, all of whom have supported the launch of operations at this amazing facility.”

The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance for site preparation, relocation expenses, infrastructure needs and workforce training. Disaster recovery funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency were used to help build the new facility.

“Winston Plywood & Veneer could have rebuilt its facility anywhere in North America, but the company chose to remain in Louisville – a true testament to the quality of life in Louisville, Winston County and Mississippi, the region’s productive workforce and Mississippi’s pro-business climate,” MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough Jr. said in a statement. “We congratulate the Winston Plywood and Veneer team and our partners at the Winston County Economic Development District Partnership, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the city of Louisville and Winston County on this historic milestone.”

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