Interfor plants flag in Peachtree City

International Forest Products, the largest lumber producer in the state of Georgia, will open an office in Peachtree City, Ga., to serve as a hub for its operations in the southeast United States.

The office is expected to open in early May. 

Interfor, which is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, has grown significantly over the past years, including expansion into Georgia. Its recent acquisition of Tolleson Lumber Co. of Perry, Ga., increases Interfor's total lumber production capacity to 2.6 billion board feet, making it one of the top five lumber producers in North America.

With 880 million board feet in Georgia, Interfor is the largest lumber producer in the state. 

Interfor employs nearly 800 people at its Georgia operations in Baxley, Swainsboro, Eatonton, Thomaston, Perry and Preston.

Speaking of Peachtree City, Interfor's senior VP U.S. operations Joe Rodgers said:

"It is a wonderful community for our employees and their families, and will allow us to better meet the needs of our customers and mills in this region," said Rodgers. "Access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport also supports Interfor's continental platform and international markets." 

Interfor will be located at 700 Westpark Dr. in Peachtree City. The office will house employees in the fields of management, sales, accounting, administration and information technology.