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Missoula-area wood industry closures mean ripple effects for workers, tax base, forest management

Both Pyramid Mountain Lumber in Seeley Lake and Missoula's Roseburg Forest Products particle plant announced closures this month

The pending closures of Missoula County's two largest wood products employers, announced separately this month, will have effects beyond the local economy, limiting options for landowners and other mills throughout the region and making forest management projects more expensive, according to local and industry officials.

"It's not just the facilities and jobs that are impacted at those facilities,...


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