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This week Canfor Corp. (www.canfor.com), announced its intent to relocate its U.S. headquarters to Mobile, and plans to move into the Van Antwerp Building. Canfor Corp., has its global headquarters in Canada, and will be moving the U.S. headquarters from Myrtle Beach, S.C., according to Fred Stimpson, president of Canfor Southern Pine.
Troy Wayman, vice president of economic development for the Mobile Area Chamber said his team has been working on this project for nearly six months.
Corporate headquarters is one of the areas of focus for Team Mobile’s economic development recruitment efforts.
“This is a great example of the benefits of a recruitment and a retention program we provide through the Mobile Area Chamber’s economic development program,” Wayman added noting that new jobs would be added to the Mobile market with Canfor’s headquarters locating here, and retaining jobs from leaving the state.
Twenty new jobs will come to Mobile with this announcement, and 25 positions will be retained here in Mobile. The company has nearly 1,900 employees in the southern U.S., and operates 11 sawmills, four secondary manufacturing plants and a trucking firm, all also in the southern U.S. In Alabama, Canfor has sawmills in Mobile, Jackson and Fulton; and a treating plant in Mobile.
For additional information on the announcement, go to: http://lagniappemobile.com/canadian-lumber-giant-moving-us-headquarters-to-mobile/.
To learn more about the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce’s industry recruiting efforts, go to: http://mobilechamber.com/economic-development/.