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Governor celebrates business expansion

January 6, 2005

Brooks County - A landmark Georgia business that helps the construction and timber industries is growing.

The Langboard Company has doubled its yearly production capacity to 440 million square feet of oriented strand board, a kind of wood paneling. The expansion created 15 new jobs and is providing a greater market for regional timberland owners.

Governor Sonny Perdue helped the Langdale family celebrate the expansion Friday in Quitman. "It produces jobs right here in the plant, it also produces jobs for loggers, truck drivers, those people who manage the forests, and the land owners who have the forest products and trees growing, so its a double win here," said Perdue.

Langboard opened in 1988 as the first O.S.B. plant in Georgia. The state now has four O.S.B. plants.



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