LaSalle Lumber Open, Adds Second Shift

By Jeff Zeringue, Louisiana Forestry Association

URANIA — What’s better than promising 115 new jobs in rural Louisiana? Delivering more. That’s what is happening at the LaSalle Lumber Co., a joint venture of Hunt Forest Products and Canada-based Tolko Industries Ltd. At the sawmill’s grand opening in May, log trucks poured in one after another as Louisiana pine was unloaded to be made into plank lumber for construction.