The Josephine County sawmill will add dozens of jobs to rural Oregon.
The restart of Rough & Ready Lumber will cost taxpayers $5 million, as part of a deal announced Friday by Gov. John Kitzhaber. Local officials say the economic impact of a buzzing Cave Junction mill will spread throughout the Illinois Valley.
If all goes as planned, the small-log mill will be retooled and running by July. Its owners say they are confident that they can maintain a single shift, and put 67 people to work running the mill.
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