PEACHTREE CITY, GEORGIA--(Marketwired - March 17, 2014) - International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) will open an office in Peachtree City to serve as a hub for its operations in the US Southeast.
Interfor, which is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, has grown significantly over the past years, including expansion into Georgia. Its recent acquisition of Tolleson Lumber Company of Perry, GA increases Interfor's total lumber production capacity to 2.6 billion board feet, making it one of the top five lumber producers in North America. With 880 million board feet in Georgia, Interfor is the largest lumber producer in the state.
Interfor employs nearly 800 people at its Georgia operations in Baxley, Swainsboro, Eatonton, Thomaston, and now Perry and Preston. Joe Rodgers, Interfor's Senior Vice President, US Operations, said Peachtree City is the right location to support the Company's growing operations in the US Southeast.
"It is a wonderful community for our employees and their families, and will allow us to better meet the needs of our customers and mills in this region," said Rodgers. "Access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport also supports Interfor's continental platform and international markets."
Interfor will be located at 700 Westpark Drive in Peachtree City. The office is expected to open in early May, and will house employees in the fields of management, sales, accounting, administration and information technology.
Interfor is a growth-oriented lumber company with operations in Canada and the United States. The Company has annual production capacity of 2.6 billion board feet and offers one of the most diverse lines of lumber products to customers around the world. For more information about Interfor, visit our website at www.interfor.com.