Tolko Industries, headquartered in Vernon, BC, has partnered with Louisiana-based Hunt Forest Products to build a state-of-the-art sawmill near Urania, Louisiana. Earlier this year, Tolko announced plans to build the new facility. The mill is designed to produce 200 million board feet annually, with three continuous dry kilns and a planer facility.
“This is our first venture into the United States,” said Brad Thorlakson, Tolko president and CEO. “And we are thrilled to be in Louisiana with Hunt Forest Products, a family-owned company like ours, and one that has played a vital, reliable role in Louisiana’s forestry industry for more than a century.”
Pino Pucci is the company’s manager and will represent LaSalle Lumber on the SFPA Board of Directors.
Photo: Brad Thorlakson, Tolko president and CEO