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“Made in Texas” New OSB Plant in Corrigan Would Create Fifty New Jobs

FILE – A workman arranges a beam on a frame at a new housing site in Madison County, Miss., Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Prices for U.S. consumers rose in July at the slowest pace since February, a sign that Americans could gain some relief after four months of sharp increases that had elevated inflation to its fastest pace in more than a decade. Most economists agree that the primary drivers of higher prices have been categories of goods and services that were most disrupted by the pandemic, from new and used vehicles to hotel rooms, airline tickets and building materials.
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Gov. Greg Abbott in a press conference on Aug. 13, spoke about the expansion of the Corrigan OSB Facility in Corrigan.

“Made in Texas is a powerful brand and this new building products facility in East Texas is the latest example of the resurgence of the Lone Star State’s mighty economy,” Abbott said. “Texas leads the nation as the best place to live, work, raise a family — and build a home. I thank Corrigan OSB for their expanded investment in Texas to meet the increasing demand for building materials and for creating more jobs for hardworking Texans.”

Corrigan OSB is a wholly owned Texas subsidiary of Martco LLC., which is part of the RoyOMartin Corporation a wood products manufacturer and timber management company headquartered in Alexandria, Louisiana.

“I’m excited to see that Corrigan OSB is considering expanding their presence in Polk County,” Senator Robert Nichols said.

The expanded facility is expected to create 50 new jobs to go along with the 170 jobs created when the first Corrigan plant opened in 2018.

“This is a very exciting time for Polk County,” State Representative James White said.

“With this new OSB Plant, we will be positioned to meet the backlog of demand for quality building products, produced from renewable sustainable resources that are abundant in our region,” said E. Scott Poole the President and Chief Operations Manager of RoyOMartin.

The Texas Enterprise Fund supplied a $278,000 grant for the project which includes $3000 using the Veteran Created Job Bonus grant.

“We recognize the trend, and we believe most families want to eventually own their own home in America,” said Roy O Martin III the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the company that bears his family name. “That is why we are expanding — (its) for the future!” Martin concluded.

This announcement is of course welcome news to Polk County as they and the Corrigan-Camden Independent School District will benefit from the expansion of the tax roll and from more people moving into the area. There were no dates given when the construction at the plant will begin at this time.

Written by Scott Loar

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