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Koppers Announces New Utility Pole Plant's Completion

Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP) recently announced that its fully-owned subsidiary, Koppers Utility and Industrial Products Inc., held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in conjunction with the Leesville Parish Chamber of Commerce to officially mark the completion of Koppers' utility pole peeling and drying facility in Leesville, LA. The Leesville facility began producing timber into utility poles in March 2024, which will be treated at the company's Somerville, TX, facility and distributed to underserved areas in Texas and the Midwest. Koppers, a major utility pole producer in the United States, has spent $17 million in Leesville, a 105-acre site that has created more than 35 construction jobs and new full-time roles. The Leesville complex exemplifies Koppers' ongoing efforts to optimize its operational footprint. It has enabled the company to decrease costs through plant automation and an improved logistics network while opening up new prospects in ...