Westervelt Lumber

Industry: Manufacturing RDP Investment: $9.5 million Launched: December 2019

The $191.6 million facility will produce approximately 250 million board feet of pine lumber annually, taking advantage of the company’s nearby timberland and other facilities.  The new mill created 125 permanent full-time jobs in a census tract with an unemployment rate of 21.8% and poverty rate of 20.5%. Workers earn over 207% of the average living wage of Clarke County, with the facility location strategically amidst the most economically distressed counties in Alabama (Clark & Wilcox). 103 of the 125 jobs are accessible to low-income persons and offer employer paid work force development opportunities through Alabama Career Center and Coastal Alabama Community College. Westervelt offers all of its employees a full suite of benefits including 80% employer paid health and dental insurance.

Westervelt Lumber VIDEO – 1st Truckload left Thomasville Location on March 8, 2021

 

RDP Impact

125 Quality Jobs Created

103 Accessible Jobs

Average Wages: $40,612 per year

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