Sun Mountain Lumber feeling impact of lumber industry closures in Montana but still going strong

By Meagan Thompson
KXLF 4 Butte
April 4, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US West

DEER LODGE — The recent news of the closures at a couple of Montana lumber mills has not been good news for Montana’s forest products industry. Sherm Anderson, owner of Sun Mountain Lumber in Deer Lodge says that it’s having an impact on his business. “It’s really put a hurt on all the mills in Montana,” says Anderson who has been shipping sawdust and wood shavings byproducts to Roseburg Forest Products in Missoula where they make particle board out of the excess materials. “We take out of here as many as 20 truckloads a day,” says Anderson, adding that a short-term solution has been made with a lumber mill in Columbia Falls. But he says despite the issue of finding a long-term solution for the byproducts, his plant is doing well.

Read More