First load

The first load put together by Angelina Forest Products is loaded onto the McCoy’s Building Supply truck to be taken to the Lufkin Branch of McCoy’s in this December 2019 file photo. AFP has been sold to West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., a diversified wood products company with more than 60 facilities in Canada, the U.S., the United Kingdom and Europe.

Angelina Forest Products LLC celebrated the sale of its first load of lumber to the Lufkin branch of McCoy’s Building Supply in December 2019. Less than two years later, AFP has been sold to West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., a diversified wood products company with more than 60 facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe.

West Fraser announced Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the AFP lumber mill for approximately $300 million, subject to certain post-closing adjustments. The transaction is anticipated to close following successful completion of U.S. regulatory reviews and satisfaction of customary conditions, a press release states.

Stacy Faison's email address is stacy.faison@lufkindailynews.com.