Volume 53, Number 20

twenty four pages two sections

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, May 19, 2016

Ribbon cutting held at Tennessee Wastewood

Ribbon cutting held at Tennessee WastewoodThe ribbon cutting ceremony for Tennessee WasteWood Products, Inc. was recently held for upcoming productions.
The new business is located on Hwy. 111 in Byrdstown and will focus on the waste products that are taken from saw mills, logging sites, yard debris, and storm damaged trees. This waste will then be manufactured into shavings for chicken houses, horse barns, shavings for paper products, dust for boilers fuel, and charcoal production. The operation projects to hire 58 employees over the duration of three years. "Pickett County's focus is to provide gainful employment to its residents and sustain an economic growth that will encourage other industries to locate in our area. I am eager to see the productions that will unveil from this project as these goods are expected to be distributed throughout our entire Upper Cumberland region," said Pickett County Executive Stephen Bilbrey.
Many leaders were on hand to congratulate owners Dave Rich and Ron Crabtree in their endeavors. On hand for the ceremony included Pickett County Executive, Stephen Bilbrey, representing Congressman Lincoln Davis, John Robbins, Representative Les Winningham, and Byrdstown City Mayor, Billy Robbins, as well as many other individuals involved to ensure this project met fruition.

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