WEYERHAEUSER TO MODERNIZE NATCHITOCHES MILL IN LOUISIANA

Project to yield $16.1 million capital investment over next several years
NATCHITOCHES, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Natchitoches Mill Manager Jason Smith of Weyerhaeuser announced the company will make a $16.1 million capital investment in its Natchitoches mill. The project will provide major equipment upgrades at the site, including modernization of manufacturing presses and machinery.

Through the new project, Weyerhaeuser will secure more than 200 existing jobs and potentially create as many as 20 new direct jobs over the next several years, with the new jobs providing an average annual salary of $45,000, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in 25 new indirect jobs, for a total of 45 new jobs in the region.