The Prineville Contact Industries plant is installing their third "bag house" to replace two less efficient "cyclones."
It's a significant investment in a timber industry that has suffered from low prices and lack of demand.
The bag house will cost the local plant $500,000 up front, and is being funded by the owners of Contact Industries. For [Vice-President of Manufacturing Bob] Horton, the investment flies in the face of most current business practices trying to weather the economy.
“I don’t think you’re seeing a lot of companies investing in capital right now,” he said. “That’s why we appreciate the funding to invest in a major plant improvement.”
“It’ll be a payback in about three years,” Horton said. “We are doing things in a positive manner and being proactive with our goals.”
Read more at the Central Oregonian.