Huber Engineered Woods Selects Broken Bow, OK
For New Mill
Broken Bow, OK, has been selected by Huber Engineered
Woods (HEW) as the site for an oriented strand board facility that
will produce more than 600 million square feet of panels annually.
The plant, an investment of $130 million, is expected to bring in
excess of $25 million annually to the local economy, employ about
160 people and create 250 additional jobs. The plant will also open
a new market area for HEW and expand their capacity.
"We selected Broken Bow because of its sustainable wood supply,
great transportation and services infrastructure, market access
and a very skilled labor pool," says John Bozeman, Vice President
of Business Development for HEW.
Located at the intersection of US 70, US 259 and
SH 3, Broken Bow is rich in the southern yellow pine necessary for
making oriented strand board.
The large complex will operate 24 hours per day,
seven days a week. It will be built in full compliance with all
applicable environmental laws and regulations, in keeping with J.M.
Huber Corporation's longstanding company-wide tradition of sound
"We're looking forward to our partnership with
the Broken Bow community and Oklahoma," says Mr. Bozeman.
Other site candidates included Arkansas, Texas and
J.M. Huber Corporation also operates engineered
wood plants in Maine, Georgia, Virginia and Tennessee.
Who is J.M. Huber Corporation?
With reported sales exceeding $1 billion and operations in eighteen
countries, J.M. Huber Corporation is one of the largest family-owned
companies in the U.S. It is a diversified, multinational supplier
of engineered materials, natural resources and technology-based
services to markets ranging from paper and energy to plastics and
construction. The company offers total solutions in inorganic chemistry,
3-D seismic oil and gas exploration, engineered wood composites
and other specialties. Headquarters are in Edison, NJ. Huber Engineered
Woods is a producer of oriented strand board products for both construction
and industrial markets. It manufactures engineered panels and wood
products for the construction market that are used in applications
such as floors, walls and roofs. Huber Engineered Woods also serves
industrial markets with products for engineered lumber, furniture
and packaging applications. For more information, visit our website