Closed sawmills really can re-open in the West

In a rarity, a California sawmill reopens
By California Farm Bureau

Dignitaries will gather in Sonora tomorrow (Wednesday) to celebrate the reopening of a sawmill that had been closed for two years. It’s a rare occasion in a state where more than 80 sawmills have closed in the last 20 years, due to tightening logging regulations and weakness in the lumber market. Sierra Pacific Industries reopened the Sonora mill this summer, after retooling it to be able to process a wider variety of log sizes.

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