Royal Oak Chooses Hardeman County
Hardeman County Mayor Jimmy Sain, State Representative Johnny Shaw, the Hardeman County Industrial Board, and the Hardeman County Chamber of Commerce announced on July 30 that Royal Oak Charcoal will construct a plant for lump charcoal in Hardeman County.
Estimates put ground breaking for the $15 million project in six weeks, with an expectation of 50-70 jobs after all phases are complete at the site off Highway 179 north of Whiteville.
“Hardeman County is proud to have Royal Oak invest in our county. This plant is a perfect fit with our timber industry and our ability to supply their materials needed to produce the no. 1 lump charcoal in the US. It’s a great day for us,” said Sain.
Royal Oak has 10 facilities across the southeast and is the #1 Hardwood Lump charcoal producer in the United States.