CLANCY, Mont. — Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen visited Marks Lumber on Friday as part of the company’s fifth annual open house and mill tour in honor of Montana Forest Products Week.
The staff at Marks Lumber provided guided mill tours, highlighting the company’s lumber process from start to finish. Visitors were shown how the log is de-barked, fed to the sawyer, then processed into timbers and full-dimension rough lumber.
Staff also boasted that Marks Lumber is the “only certified engineered wood fiber dealer in the state of Montana,” and that the product is graded multiple times throughout the mill in an effort to “try to put out the best product we possibly can.”
“Marks Lumber showcased an impressive operation,” said Secretary Jacobsen. “Their vision for creating high-quality products, from flooring to wood siding and custom timber frames, provides their customers with beautiful projects and incredible satisfaction.”
“I’m especially impressed with their sustainability initiative to provide ‘top-quality lumber products in an ecologically sound fashion,'” added Secretary Jacobsen. “Thank you to the staff for opening their doors and educating the public about their operation.”
Marks Lumber is a family-owned business that has operated for more than 75 years in Montana. The company prides itself in utilizing every ounce of its lumber in creating products ranging from landscaping to playground material and firewood. Marks Lumber also uses and sells bio-fuel from its operation.