Deer Lodge Lumber Mill Lays Off 23

By Beacon Staff

DEER LODGE – Sun Mountain Lumber of Deer Lodge has laid off 23 employees who worked in the finger joint and planer operations.

The layoffs were effective Thursday.

Owner Sherman Anderson says poor market conditions led to the decision.

Mills in Bonner, St. Regis, Columbia Falls and Libby have announced layoffs totaling nearly 180 workers since May.

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