Sterling Lumber Company Expands Manufacturing in Lufkin, Texas
A vertically integrated manufacturer that delivers high-performance ground protection mats and other products, Sterling Lumber Company will invest more than $30 million to open a new TerraLam Cross-Laminated Timber mat manufacturing facility, about 120 miles northeast of Houston, in Lufkin, Texas.
As an incentive the firm, which is expected to create 150 jobs in the region, will receive a Texas Enterprise Fund grant of $825,000.
“It is very exciting to announce a significant expansion of Sterling’s manufacturing capacity in Lufkin and the Lone Star State,” said Carter Sterling, CEO of Sterling. “I can’t think of a better place to continue our stated mission of supporting our colleagues, communities, customers, and company.”
“The City of Lufkin and Angelina County is experiencing encouraging economic growth and we expect that trend to continue as we clearly communicate the positive aspects of this region of Texas,” said Lufkin Mayor Bob Brown.
“A hardworking and family-run company like Sterling requires a workforce with the same values, and that is exactly what the Lufkin community will provide,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “I thank Sterling for their commitment to Texas and the people of Lufkin, and I look forward to building on this already successful partnership.”