Salisbury based company hiring 20+ people


SALISBURY, Md. – An Eastern Shore based business is growing and looking to hire at least 20 people to fill new positions.

Eastern Shore Forest Products (ESFP) announced that it’s expanding its Salisbury location on Saint Luke’s Road. The company, which started in 1980, is the largest supplier of wood shavings to the Tractor Supply Company, with the main plant in Pocomoke City.

Officials tell 47 ABC that the positions will range from laborers to truck drivers to even management and accounting. The company’s president says he’s proud of ESFP’s Eastern Shore roots and wants to continue to employ locals.

“It’s a lot more than just selling shavings and hiring people. We really see that we have a calling here on the Shore to create something that really helps all Marylanders. The expansion that we’ve announced in Salisbury is again taking advantage of the wood, the people that we have here are a great work force here on the Shore and the markets that we’ve created out there,” says Tom Johnson, president of ESFP.

Officials tell 47 ABC that the demand for poultry bedding has increased because more chicken companies are turning away from using antibiotics which means they need fresh bedding, more often. Johnson adds that their company plays a vital role in promoting active forests that also help keep the Chesapeake Bay clean.

ESFP already employs 220 people with seven manufacturing facilities in Maryland, Delaware, Maine and Texas as well as affiliated mills in Virginia and Arkansas.

For more information about applying to Eastern Shore Forest Products email or stop by the main office at 3667 Saint Luke’s Road in Salisbury, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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