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Contact Industries invests in future

Prineville's Contact Industries plant is installing its third "bag house" to replace two less efficient "cyclones."

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.

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