$60M Wood Pellet Plant To Be Built In Wilson County, N.C.

International WoodFuels LLC plans to build a wood pellet plant in Wilson County, investing more than $60 million over a three-year period as part of an emerging green technology, officials said. The company will create 32 full-time jobs over a three-year period with the 300,000 metric ton-per-year plant. Specific salaries weren’t announced. But the average […]

International WoodFuels LLC plans to build a wood pellet plant in Wilson County, investing more than $60 million over a three-year period as part of an emerging green technology, officials said.

The company will create 32 full-time jobs over a three-year period with the 300,000 metric ton-per-year plant. Specific salaries weren’t announced. But the average annual payroll for the Wilson County plant is expected to be more than $1.4 million.

Jennifer Lantz, executive director of the Wilson Economic Development Council, said they’ve been working with the company for about two years to bring them to Wilson County.

The company will locate on the Canal Chip site on U.S. 264 Alt. The site itself, which has a Sims address, will be under 50 total acres. There will be some construction, which may begin in the second quarter of 2012, officials said. Much of the investment will be in equipment.

“Our choice of North Carolina was based on exceptional support from local, county and state agencies over the past year,” said Steve Mueller, president of International WoodFuels. “Our company is excited about its selection of Sims for its first plant and we look forward to establishing additional production facilities in North Carolina to meet the increasing demand in Europe.”

From ENRSoutheast: http://southeast.construction.com/yb/se/article.aspx?story_id=180920608

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