50 NEW JOBS COMING TO SCOTT COUNTY
Mountain Top Timber Products Set To Expand
Scott County- Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Mountain Top Timber Products will invest $3.759 million to expand their operation into the Town of Dungannon. The project is expected to create 50 new jobs and create a new market for Virginia timber. The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission supported this expansion with a $125,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund (TROF) grant and a $125,000 TROF loan.
Tobacco Commission Chairman, Delegate Terry Kilgore said, “The Tobacco Commission is happy to assist this business in creating much needed jobs. I congratulate the company on its choice of Scott County to expand their business.”
Tobacco Commission member, Senator Bill Carrico added, “It’s great to see a company like Mountain Top Timber expand into Scott County. Forestry and timber products have long been an important part of our economy in Southwest Virginia and I am pleased that the Tobacco Commission chose to support the resurgence of one of our staple industries and bring more than 50 new jobs to our region.”
This expansion will add a sawmill and dry kiln capacity to the company’s existing wood chipping operation.
Neal Stidham, Managing Member of Mountain Top Timber Products said,”Mountain Top Timber Products is a locally grown company and we are excited about the opportunity to revive the facility in the Dungannon area. These will be good forestry related jobs for this area. We appreciate the Commonwealth, the region and Scott County in their partnership with us on this project.”
Dr. David Redwine, Chairman of the Scott County Board of Supervisors added, “The citizens of Scott County are excited to welcome a new partner, and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Mountain Top Timber Products. We are pleased that the company recognizes that our people are our greatest asset, and have chosen Scott County as their new location to grow into the future.”
The Tobacco Commission is committed to developing a diverse economy in the areas we serve. Supporting important sectors of the Virginia economy, like forestry, is a crucial part of this goal.
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