By Liz Wood 

Senator gets message: The mill needs more timber


Liz Wood

Sen. Mike Enzi, front, listens as Saratoga Forest Management owner Gary Ervin explains the steps he has taken to make the mill run more efficiently.

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi received a guided tour of the Saratoga Forest Management sawmill Saturday before his meet and greet at the Platte Valley Community Center.

Owner Gary Ervin, his wife Cheryl, Rollin Ervin, forester, Caroline Ervin, in charge of human resources, and Scott Williams, operations manager guided the Senator through the mill.

The mill does not operate on weekends, and the tour included parts of the mill not normally shown when in operation.

Ervin told Enzi 100 employees are currently working at the mill. The mill also uses 50 loggers to bring in timber. Ervin said, if they ca...

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