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McCoy’s welcomes first lumber load from AFP

Angelina Forest Products has opened a state-of-the-art greenfield sawmill in Lufkin, Texas

BY HBSDealer Staff

McCoy’s Building Supply reported that it has welcomed the delivery of its first load of lumber from the new Angelina Forest Products (AFP) sawmill in Lufkin, Texas.

Angelina Forest Products state-of-the-art greenfield sawmill, located 5 miles southeast of Lufkin on Highway 69 South, began construction in the fall of 2018.

The new $100 million facility maintains two shifts with more than 135 direct employee jobs along with additional indirect jobs that will supply and support the operation.

The mill will produce southern yellow pine dimension lumber which includes 2×4 through 2×12 lengths 8’ to 20’.  Angelina Forest Products (AFP) will be one of the largest sawmills in the South and its products will be easily identified with Mill #33 and the AFP logo stamped on each board, AFP said.

Several McCoy’s team members were in attendance for the initial production delivery and toured the AFP facility. These team members included Waylon Walker, McCoy’s senior vice president of operations and merchandising; Donnie Wright, director of merchandising;  Brandon Bishop, commodities and freight manager; Amanda Duffield-Quinn, Senior Commodities Buyer;  and Tyler Fenley, Lufkin store manager.

“McCoy’s is honored to be an AFP customer and further support the Lufkin and Texas economies,” said Walker. “They’ve put together a first-class leadership team comprised of industry veterans who will ensure a quality product with great service. We’re proud to partner with AFP as one of our suppliers.”

“It was a pleasure to attend this event and represent McCoy’s,” said Bishop. “We’re looking forward to building on the connections that run deep between our team and AFP’s team in the years to come.”

Angelina Forest Product’s Lufkin sawmill has a design capacity of over 300 million board feet annually and will provide products for single and multi-family dwellings, outdoor living, repair & remodeling and industrial end-users.

The relationship between both companies was echoed by Stephen Raley, Angelina Forest Products executive vice president of sales and marketing. “Many folks on our teams have worked together in the past. We really enjoy working with another Texas-based company to bring sustainable forest products to the building industry,” Raley said.

“It was so exciting to receive the first shipment from AFP. You could feel the energy from the AFP team, our McCoy’s team, and the community,” said Fenley. “The new sawmill is an impressive, first-class operation.” Angelina Forest Products is one of the largest sawmills in Texas and the southeastern United States, producing a full line of Southern Yellow Pine lumber products.

Based in San Marcos, Texas, McCoy’s Building Supply operates 88 stores, 3 distribution facilities and 2 millwork facilities in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and New Mexico. The company has more about 2,500 employees.

 

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