Kronospan expanding wood-base panel production, hiring 160 in Oxford

OXFORD, Ala. — The Calhoun County Economic Development Council (EDC) is pleased to announce the expansion of Kronospan in Oxford, AL.

This announcement represents a significant opportunity for the wood-based panel producer that has been operating in Oxford since 2008. The expansion will consist of four projects: (a) two laminate flooring and decorative paper impregnation lines; (b) a particleboard and thermally infused laminate line; (c) an expansion of the KronoChem resin plant; and (d) development of a furniture cluster.

Kronospan plans to make a $362 million capital investment in the expansion and also hire an additional 160 persons for its workforce. Check for Kronospan jobs here.

Once the expansion is completed, Kronospan will have invested $650 million and will employ more than 270 workers at its Oxford operations. That will make the company the largest private capital investor in the City of Oxford, said EDC Chairman Larry Deason, “And, it will be one of the largest employers in our area.”

Kronospan will utilize the services of the local Alabama Career Center to recruit for the expansion project. Hiring for the expansions will be undertaken in phases. A job fair will be conducted at the Career Center located at 1731 Coleman Road in Anniston. An announcement concerning the date and time of the job fair will be made in the near future.

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