New Carson City sawmill to process timber salvaged from wildfires, forest thinning projects

By Amy Alonzo
The Reno Gazette Journal
September 6, 2022
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US West

A new sawmill in Carson City that can produce about 50 million feet of lumber per year is set to begin operations in early 2023. It is the first major mill to open in the area in decades; the next-closest mill is in Quincy, Calif. “We will be the natural buyer for anything within 50 miles of our mill,” according to Kevin Leary, chairman of Tahoe Forest Products. TFP has a 15-year lease for the site, renewable for an additional 10 years, with the Washoe Development Corporation, the business arm of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California. Once operational, the $10 million project will employ about 40 people. …The mill will process both salvage and green lumber, according to Leary, with an emphasis on processing timber burned in recent wildfires such as the 2021 Caldor Fire near South Lake Tahoe.

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