Monday, April 15, 2024

State-of-the-art lumber facility to host job fair at BPCC

by BIZ Magazine

Bienville Lumber is partnering with LED FastStart to host an in-person job fair to connect qualified candidates to opportunities at its new state-of-the-art sawmill in Bienville Parish, near Taylor. The new facility, a collaboration between Hunt Forest Products and Tolko Industries, will create approximately 180 new direct jobs when operating at full capacity.

The job fair will take place Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bossier Parish Community College, 6220 E. Texas St., Bldg L, in Bossier City. Job seekers can register in advance here or in person at the event. Attendees are asked to bring three copies of their résumé.

Company representatives will conduct initial screenings and interviews with candidates interested in positions including:

  • Supervisor
  • Electrician
  • Millwright
  • Forklift operator
  • Crane operator
  • Quality control technician
  • Controls specialist
  • Debarker operator
  • Canter operator
  • Trimmer operator
  • Stacker operator
  • Tilt hoist operator
  • Planer operator
  • Feeder and setup operator
  • Mobile shop mechanic
  • Warehouse staff

In July 2021, Hunt Forest Products and Tolko Industries announced their plans to build the $240 million state-of-the-art sawmill in Gibsland. The facility will produce an estimated 320 million board feet of lumber from approximately 1.3 million tons of locally sourced timber.

“Both Hunt Forest Products and Tolko Industries are family owned and operated businesses going back several generations in the forest products industry,” Bienville Lumber Plant Manager Scott Walker said. “That same family heritage is what I have envisioned for Bienville Lumber – a company that parents are proud to work for, and will encourage future generations to do the same.”

Bienville Lumber Co.’s employee benefits include competitive wages, 401(k) retirement plan with company match, paid time off, insurance, flexible spending account, employee assistance programs, tuition reimbursement and career advancement with a promote-from-within culture.

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