Idaho Timber Shutting its Plant in Whitefish

By Beacon Staff

WHITEFISH – Idaho Timber of Montana says it will close its plant in Whitefish with the loss of 26 jobs.

Sixteen workers lost their jobs last week; and the company says the 10 remaining workers will be let go within the next three months.

Idaho Timber of Montana has operated in Whitefish since 1979.

The facility sorted, trimmed, and cut No. 2 grade boards of one-inch thickness, usually from pine, cedar, and spruce. The company then supplied boards to stores such as Lowe’s and Home Depot.

Annual capacity was 40 million board feet.

The company says employees will receive one week severance pay plus any vacation they had left.

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