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RELEASE: Rep. Lislegard statement on Huber decision to not move forward with new plant in Cohasset

Thursday, February 9, 2023

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Rep. Dave Lislegard (DFL – Aurora) issued the following statement on Huber Engineered Woods’ decision to abandon their plans to construct an oriented strand board facility in Cohasset

“Losing opportunities like Huber is something this state, and our region in particular, cannot afford. To say I’m disappointed is an understatement. Nevertheless, I want to thank the IRRRB, local communities, and other stakeholders who worked hard to bring this project to fruition. This is just another example about how it’s important to protect what we have now. Taking all actions at our disposal to save the 750 jobs at HibTac remains a critical priority, as does advancing new cutting-edge economic opportunities in northern Minnesota.”