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By GALEN HOLLEY
Staff Writer

   A Grenada lumber company that has been shut down for 15 months is reopening and bringing 120 new jobs and a $1.5 million investment to Grenada.
   Hankins Lumber Company closed its doors a year and half ago due to the recession. Now it’s back, and Grenadians, many of whom formerly worked at the plant, are going back to work.
   “We are pleased to be able to reopen our facility and bring our employees back,” said Al Hankins, company president. “It was difficult to have to close the operation, but with the resurgence of the housing market and the renewed demands for timber products, employees are back and getting started.”
   Hankins started weeks ago rehiring many of its longtime employees.
   “Hankins Lumber Company has been an important contributor in Grenada since the 1970s, and we are excited about the reopening of the company and the significant impact this will have on our local economy,” said District Two Supervisor and Board President Chad Bridges.

   For complete details, read the print edition or subscribe to the online edition of the GrenadaStar.


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