The Saratoga Sun -

By Joe Elder 

Saws humming along at the Saratoga mill

 

Brian Trautwein

Workers inspect freshly-cut lumber at the mill owned by Saratoga Forest Management Thursday.

The biggest mill in 400 miles started operating in Saratoga in mid-December and the cold weather over the past few weeks has highlighted the smoke coming out of the stacks above the by-product fed kilns.

The mill has been idle for 10 years and the new owners have refurbished existing machines and installed new equipment and brought personnel from the manufacturers of the equipment to help with the start up.

“Every day it has been progressing,” Clint George, partner in Saratoga Forest Products (SFP) management, said. “We’re getting higher and higher speeds. Now it is a question of li...



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