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New Arizona Sawmill To Boost Forest Restoration Efforts

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A sawmill company in Arizona has announced plans to convert a former paper plant near Flagstaff into a new sawmill facility, bolstering forest restoration efforts in northern Arizona.

The Arizona Daily Sun reported that Good Earth Power AZ and its operating entity NewLife Forest Products, LLC announced it will use a 425,000-square-foot facility in Bellemont to house a new sawmill that would employ up to 200 people. Company officials said the facility is scheduled to open in March and will house the sawmill, planer mill, kilns and engineered wood product lines. NewLife CEO Ted Dergousoff said the sawmill will keep Coconino County “protected from a catastrophic wildfire event.”v

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