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Century Old Lumber Yard, Now With New Renewable Energy


After one hundred years as a lumber yard in Columbia Falls, F. H. Stoltze is making a power play.

With a $22.5 million investment, family-owned Stoltze is now generating green energy using their own left over wood scraps.

As part of Montana's Forest Products Industry Week, the company hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 24, but the plant is already generating electricity.

Up to 2,500 homes in the Flathead Valley could get their electricity from F. H. Stoltze.

"Instead of that stuff going up in the forest in smoke that we see every year, burn it in there and there's no emissions," explained Chuck Roady, Vice President and General Manager at F. H. Stoltze.

F. H. Stoltze formally entered into a partnership with Flathead Electric, promising to provide power for the next twenty years.

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