Bienville Lumber to Conduct Job Fair for New State-Of-The-Art Sawmill

TAYLOR, La. – Bienville Lumber is partnering with LED FastStart to host an in-person job fair in Minden 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, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College, Minden Campus, 9500 Industrial Drive. Job seekers can register in advance here or in person at the event. Attendees are asked to bring a copy of their résumé.

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

  • Electricians
  • Millwrights
  • Forklift operators
  • Crane operators
  • Supervisors
  • Quality control techs
  • Controls specialists
  • Debarker operators
  • Canter operators
  • Trimmer operators
  • Stacker operators
  • Tilt hoist operators
  • Planer operators
  • Feeder and setup operators
  • Mobile shop mechanics
  • Parts/warehouse staff

“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 Company’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.

About Hunt Forest Products
Hunt Forest Products LLC is a full service wood products company founded in 1978 with the purpose of providing quality products and superior service. It manufactures a variety of plywood, lumber, and other specialty wood products to any specification. Hunt Forest Products is a family owned and operated company practicing sustainable forestry, and certified by the American Tree Farm System and APA – The Engineered Wood Association. Learn more at

About Tolko
Tolko is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of forest products for customers around the world, including lumber, plywood and veneer oriented strand board co-products, biomass power and a growing number of specialty wood products. For more than 60 years, the family owned company has delivered reliability, flexibility, efficiency and quality. It holds a third-party certification on the forestlands it sustainably manages in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada, and it plays an active role in the communities where its employees live and work. Learn more at

About LED
Louisiana Economic Development is responsible for strengthening the state’s business environment and creating a more vibrant economy. It is the only state agency in the U.S. accredited by the International Economic Development Council, boasting award-winning programs like LED FastStart, rated the No. 1 customized workforce training program in the U.S. 13 years in a row. In 2022, LED attracted 53 new economic development projects representing 18,137 new direct, indirect and retained jobs and $20.7 billion in new capital investment. Explore how LED cultivates jobs and economic opportunity for the people of Louisiana and employers of all sizes at

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