Sep 25, 2012 - The Associated PressA sawmill is expected to reopen in Saratoga in December, bringing what the new owner says will be more than 80 job opportunities to Carbon County.
The mill, now known as Saratoga Forest Management, was purchased by Gary Ervin of Oregon in April 2011. The new owner says he needs to replace some equipment before opening, but when it does, the mill "will be a shot in the arm to the local economy."
Numerous sawmills in the Rocky Mountains have closed in recent years. The industry blames low timber prices, inconsistent supply from federal lands, increased transportation costs and competition from Canadian sources, among other factors.
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