Forest products firm brings 65 jobs, S.E. HQ to PTC

Georgia’s largest lumber production company has announced plans to open a Southeast headquarters in Peachtree City in early May.

International Forest Products Limited, known as Interfor, will be coming to the 700 Westpark Drive office building.

Much of the expected staff of 65 people will be relocating to the office, but the company expects to hire for vacancies that occur. Interfor’s local employees will range from management and sales to accounting, administration and information technology, company officials said.

Interfor’s Senior Vice President of U.S. Operations, Joe Rodgers, said the city is a great location to support the company’s growing operations in the southeast U.S.

“It is a wonderful community for our employees and their families, and will allow us to better meet the needs of our customers and mills in this region,” said Rodgers. “Access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport also supports Interfor’s continental platform and international markets.”

Interfor is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada and employs nearly 800 people at its Georgia facilities in Baxley, Swainsboro, Eatonton, Thomaston, Perry and Preston. The recent acquisition of the Tolleson Lumber Company in Perry increased the company’s total lumber production capacity to 2.6 billion board feet.

Of that capacity, some 880 million board feet of the Interfor’s lumber production is in Georgia, making it the largest lumber producer in the state.

Interfor offers a divers range of structural, industrial and appearance lumber products, according to the company’s website.