Montrose Forest Products (MFP) is expanding. Mike Kusar, General Manager, stated that it would be approximately $18MM investment. Montrose Forest Products and Neiman enterprises (MFP’s parent company) are building a 60,000 square foot greenfield planer mill and installing a new gang saw. The decision to expand was decided after a year of planning and negotiating with the San Juan National Forest to cut ponderosa pine, as well as negotiations with Dolores, Montezuma and Archuleta counties for road access.
Mike commented that this will allow MFP to cut a new species and new product. He explained that ponderosa can be used for flooring, beaded ceiling, paneling, molding, and wainscoting, which opens up even more markets.
Read further on the Montrose Daily Press front page 4-24-18 edition. Link below.