CORRIGAN, Texas — Work continues in Corrigan on a major new oriented strand board (OSB) manufacturing plant, the first such facility in the Lone Star State for RoyOMartin. Due to open in fall 2017, the plant represents a $280 million investment, is situated on 158 acres, and adds 165 direct jobs. Corrigan OSB, L.L.C. is the only greenfield OSB plant under construction in the country and, upon its completion, will ship its products throughout the U.S. OSB is primarily used for roof and wall sheathing in residential construction.
In September, company officials and the East Texas community celebrated the grand opening of the plant’s administration building, which marked the beginning of the transition from a construction site to a fully operational facility. Construction began in July 2015 and is nearly halfway complete. About 30 employees have been hired to date. Corrigan OSB, L.L.C. will complement RoyOMartin’s other OSB mill in Oakdale, La., in manufacturing RoyOMartin-branded OSB products that include Eclipse™ OSB Radiant Barrier, Eclipse™ OSB Wall System, TuffStrand®, WindBrace®, and StructWall.
“We believe East Texans share our passion for excellence and experience,” said Roy O. Martin III, president, CEO, and CFO of RoyOMartin. “We have sold into the Texas market for a long time, and now we look forward to becoming a proactive partner in the community.”
Named a 2016 Manufacturer of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, RoyOMartin has also earned accolades for its safety and employee-development programs, including WoodWorks and RoyOMartin University.
“We’ll extend our philosophy of being ‘employer of choice’ and ‘vendor of choice’ to this region, while maintaining the stability of a well-established, family-held company committed to its stakeholders,” Martin added.