Was A Small Idaho Sawmill A Smart Way To Spend Stimulus Dollars?

Jun 27, 2012

It’s a rare thing for a small sawmill to try to get up and running while a crucial market driver for lumber — housing construction — remains in a national slump.

So when the Emerald Forest Products mill reopened in Emmett, Idaho this month, something unusual was happening.

“That’s a news story,” timber industry expert Todd Morgan said of the new mill.  “That’s like, ‘man bites dog’ instead of ‘dog bites man.’  It’s very counter to the trend to have a new mill opening during these market conditions.”  Click here to continue reading...