New Urania lumber mill discussed at forestry event

The director of the Louisiana Forestry Association said a new lumber mill near Urania in LaSalle Parish will require 1 million tons of timber.

“It will be in operation by the end of the year,” said Buck Vandersteen, speaking last Thursday at the Ark-La-Tex Forestry Forum organized by the LSU AgCenter. The event was held in Shreveport.

The LaSalle Lumber Company is expected to have more than 100 employees on the payroll when it reaches full capacity. 


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