New venture to expand Jasper lumber production facility, creating 60 jobs

By Jerry Underwood

Gov. Kay Ivey announced that Jasper Lumber Co. and Canada’s Tolko Industries Ltd. have formed a partnership that will expand lumber production at a Walker County facility through a $45 million project creating at least 60 jobs.

The investment will triple capacity at Jasper Lumber’s existing sawmill and create additional activity for its other subsidiary companies, which will operate under the parent company Jasper Forest Products LLC, a Jasper-Tolko Partnership.

Plans call for the construction of new facilities, the installation of new machinery and increased shifts at the mill.