Beam-ing with pride over new plant
Florida-based International Beams, a manufacturer of high quality, pre-fabricated i-joist beams, is converting a General Electric 227,000-square-foot building into a highly specialized manufacturing facility. The plant will be the biggest cross-laminated timber manufacturing facility in the U.S. when it opens in early 2018. The $19.6 million expansion will create 60 jobs at the plant right away, and create other jobs in local timber, sawmill, and trucking. Two hundred jobs will be created altogether.