Gibsland, LA (2023)

Bienville Lumber

NMTC financing supported 130 new jobs near Taylor, Louisiana.


  • Total Project Cost: $24,000,000


  • 130 FTE jobs
  • Strongly supported by state and local officials, the mill will be a major employer in this rural area and provide vital support to the local forestry industry by procuring 1.3 million tons of regional timber per year.

Project Description

NMTC financing supported a 50/50 partnership between Tolk Industries and Hunt Forest Products. Hunt Forest Products is a full service wood products company founded in 1978 that manufactures a variety of plywood, lumber and other specialty wood products. Tolko is a 60 year old Canadian family-owned business that manufactures lumber, plywood, and veneer-oriented strand board co-products, biomass power, and specialty wood products.

The $240 million, state-of-the-art sawmill in Bienville Parish, near Taylor, Louisiana will employ approximately 60 people when operations begin in 2023. The sawmill will employ approximately 130 people when operating at full capacity.


Address: 1643 Highway 80, Gibsland, LA 71028

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