The new 375,000-square-foot facility, called Roanoke Valley Lumber, will be located on 200 acres of land in Weldon, North Carolina. Construction on the state-of-the-art sawmill is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2022, with startup scheduled for later in the year. Roanoke Valley Lumber will be one of the highest-capacity sawmills on the East Coast, capable of producing as many as 400 million board feet of dimensional lumber per year.
ECT prepared and secured the New Source Review (NSR) and State Air Permitting to enable the redevelopment of the former Roanoke Valley Energy Cogeneration facility to the sawmill. The operation will feature green lumber operations, including log debarking, log bucking, and lumber sawing. The site will also feature byproduct material collection, conveyance, and storage, as well as a five 100 MMBf/yr natural gas direct-fired continuous drying kilns (CDK), a planer mill, and additional mill operations.
ECT’s provided the following air quality permitting support: