Katahdin Forest Products (KFP) is increasing its cedar production capacity after suffering a major setback in production in September, when fire destroyed one of the company’s largest sawmills. KFP’s CEO Dave Gordon announced that through “happenstance and good fortune” the company found and has since purchased an operating cedar sawmill in Chester Maine from Walpole Woodworkers. Gordon says the newly purchased mill has allowed KFP to fill customer orders. Gordon noted that over the next few months the Chester mill will undergo some production tweaks and upgrading and as a result the mill will be able to produce a ‘tremendous amount of lumber for KFP and hopefully fulfill all of our orders.’
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Katahdin Forest Products Acquires New Mill in Chester