Montrose Forest Products investment to turn byproducts into power
Montrose Forest Products, one of Montrose's largest employers with more than 100 staff, produces enough lumber each year to build around 2,000 homes. But when timber comes through its gates, the raw materials don’t become studs and boards fit for construction through magic.
The process generates enough byproducts, like sawdust, wood chips, shavings, bark and dry wood, to fill up to 15 trucks per day, according to General Manager Mike Kusar.
MFP has historically sold the byproducts, which can go toward a range of uses from playground flooring to chicken litter. Now, the plant has made a major investment that will allow it to turn the byproducts into power— a move that will save the company money while reducing its environmental footprint.
Article and photo courtesy of Montrose Daily Press.