- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Timber company Pro South is adding a saw mill at its location near Booneville in Prentiss County.

Pro South President Russell Stites says in a news release that the project represents a $2.75 million company investment and will create 57 new jobs.

Stites says the new sawmill will produce large quantities of processed lumber and timber products.

The announcement came Tuesday from the company and Gov. Phil Bryant.

The Mississippi Development Authority provided $50,000 to transport and reassemble refurbished equipment, as well as workforce training valued at $210,785.

There was no local assistance for this project.

Pro South is involved in several sectors of the timber industry. In addition to the company’s logging, trucking, timber purchasing, and wood yard services operations.

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Online:

Pro South, https://www.prologging.com

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