Oct. 2, 2019 | GoDanRiver.com
last week’s announcement that Canadian company Teal-Jones Group will invest $21 million in Pine Products Inc. in Henry County, creating 67 new jobs
With more than 40 years in the forestry industry, Kenneth Scruggs has watched forests grow, removed the planted trees at the right time and planted another forest of fast- growing trees to replace them.
A timberland manager with the Reidsville, North Carolina-based Gregory Pallet Co., Scruggs, who serves as a liaison between landowners, loggers and mills throughout North Carolina and Virginia, manages thousands of acres, ensuring the trees grow properly and yield a profit for those involved.
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With last week’s announcement that Canadian company Teal-Jones Group will invest $21 million in Pine Products Inc. in Henry County, creating 67 new jobs, Scruggs believes this will benefit the industry in Pittsylvania County. Though not a direct investment into the county, the neighboring expansion will contribute to additional jobs up and down the supply chain for forestry products and increase the market for timber in the region, especially since company officials said they will source 100% of their wood from the commonwealth. READ MORE