Troy Messenger: Rex Lumber preparing to become fully operational

Originally Published in Troy Messenger by Jacob Holmes

Rex Lumber Troy general manager Jared Banta said the new state-of-the-art saw mill will be fully operational by August 1.

Banta said the mill is now undergoing testing including the running of the sawmill to do some “machine tweaking” this month and that the kilns will then be operational.

“By the first of August we’ll be in full production,” Banta said. “I already have about 60 employees here with Rex lumber and there are also still a lot of contractors on site. In August I will have my entire first shift in full production, which will be 80 to 90 people. When we bring the second shift online, we’ll be up to about 115 to 120 people full-time on site.”

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