Colorado Timber Resources LLC recently purchased the former Valley Recycling property where they plan to open a lumber mill by the end of October.
The mill will be creating 2x4s from beetle killed trees in the area, giving Grand County an opportunity to grow economically while at the same time reducing the fire danger and making room for new growth in the area.
The beetle kill 2x4s are as structurally sound as any other wood product on the market, said Dave Fiala, one of the five owners of the company.
The company has been assessing Grand County’s forests for more than three years and recently found the former recycling plant with the help of local realtors. The plant makes for a prefect location for the mill as it is located out of town limits and is also next to the railroad tracks.
The company pans to use local logging companies to cut the trees and will ship them out of the county via railroad.