McDavid Sawmill Reopening; Over 50 Jobs To Be Filled
July 10, 2013
Dozens of new jobs are coming to McDavid as the West Fraser mill reopens after sitting idle for over four years. The official announcement will be made next week by Gov. Rick Scott.
West Fraser is looking to fill over 50 openings for their newly reopened McDavid Mill on Champion Drive. The company has turned to Workforce Escarosa for assistance in filling a long list of positions, which are both hourly and salaried. Requirements and qualifications vary by position type.
In late 2008, the West Fraser McDavid mill was closed, putting about 75 people out of work. The company also closed a mill in Citronelle in 2008, cutting about 100 jobs.
The McDavid mill produces Southern Yellow Pine lumber and has an annual production capacity of about 200 million board feet. At the time it was closed in 2008, the mill was running just one shift, producing about 75 million board feet.
During the first quarter of 2013, West Fraser reported earnings of $67 million or $1.57 per share on sales of $863 million. During the same quarter in 2012, the company lost $19 million.
To view complete job descriptions and apply for available positions, visit www.employflorida.com. Or to complete an application in person, visit the Workforce Escarosa Century One-Stop at 8120 North Century Boulevard from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday-Thursday.
Pictured: The West Fraser McDavid Mill. NorthEscambia.com file photos, click to enlarge.