Two Utah lumber companies receive over $800,000 in federal funding

By Devin Oldroyd
KSL News Radio
June 3, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States, US West

SALT LAKE CITY — Two Utah lumber companies received funding from the U.S. Forest Service to go toward the Wood Innovations Program. According to a Utah Department of Natural Resources press release, Blazzard Lumber Co. Inc.and Thompson Sawmill, Summit County received over $800,000 combined. Blazzard received $203,565 and Thompson Sawmill received $619, 239. …Blazzard will use its funds to purchase a firewood processor and a package saw, according to the DNR. The tools will allow the company to utilize more parts of the logs it works with. Thompson Sawmill’s funds will go toward purchasing a horizontal grinder. It is meant to produce products such as woodchips, wood pellet material, animal bedding, and nursery material. According to the press release, both Utah lumber companies use dead trees in their products. This helps restore the forest’s health and decrease fire risk.

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