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Partners Rev Up New SYP Mill

LaSalle Lumber, the joint venture of Hunt Forest Products, Ruston, La., and Canada’s Tolko Industries, has started up its new sawmill in Urania, La.

LaSalle Lumber, the joint venture of Hunt Forest Products, Ruston, La., and Canada’s Tolko Industries, has started up its new sawmill in Urania, La.

With a capacity of 200 million bd. ft., the $115-million facility will produce 2×4, 2×6 and 2×8 dimension southern yellow pine lumber, 4×4 and 4×6 SYP timbers, and 5/4” RED decking.

Jim Olson, sales manager at Coastal Forest Products for the last nine years, is now sales manager for LaSalle.

LaSalle originates on the UP and serve all markets in the western half of the U.S. as well as export.

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