Sawmill in Taylor Taking Shape

Photo taken 10/20/2022

by Brad Dison

If you have had occasion to pass through Taylor recently, you will have noticed a hive of activity at the construction site of the $240 million Hunt Forest Products sawmill.  Crews have poured the concrete and erected the steel framework for the mill.   Workers still have a long way to go.  The mill is expected to begin production in the late 2023 or early 2024. 

On Wednesday, a neighbor of mine said he had to wait over six hours to unload logs at a different sawmill.  The new Hunt Forest Products sawmill will be a state-of-the-art facility.  In a previous Journal article, Richie LeBlanc, President of Hunt Forest Products said the estimated turnaround time from scale to scale will be about 12 to 14 minutes. 

If you get the chance, take a ride through Taylor and take a look at the future sawmill.

Photo taken 10/20/2022

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