Rambler Wood Products to Invest $ 7.6 Million in Saint Paul, Virginia, USA to Establish New Value-Added Wood Products Manufacturing Plant in Former Bush Furniture Industries Building, Creating 73 New High-Paying Jobs .
The nearly 300,000 square foot facility will make Rambler Wood Products the first of its kind to operate entirely indoors, allowing full production year round. Through this project, the company is committed to sourcing at least 55 percent of its timber from the Commonwealth, supporting regional loggers and forest owners by purchasing $ 22.3 million of hardwood grown in Virginia. over the next three years.
Rambler will convert high quality white oak into barrel staves for the West Virginia Great Barrel Company and other cooperages in the region. The facility will also use lower value red oak and hardwoods to produce dimensional lumber for sale to flooring manufacturers, pallet production and the mining industry. Wood residues will be sold to paper companies or transformed into biomass products. The remaining wood chips and sawdust will be sold to paper mills or transformed into wood pellets. By being able to purchase all tree species in a patch of timber, Rambler establishes a valuable new market for Virginia loggers and landowners that facilitates the sustainable management of forests in the area and helps maintain vibrant deciduous forests of Virginia.