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Annual Flathead Timber Tour to Visit Wood Product Manufacturers Oct 19

October 17, 2017View for printing

On Thursday, October 19 the Kalispell Chamber will be hosting its annual Flathead Timber Tour. Participants of this free event should be prepared to board a bus and depart the Kalispell Chamber at 12:00pm, before traveling to tour the Weyerhaeuser sites in Kalispell and F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber site in Columbia Falls. The Flathead Timber Tour will also feature presentations from the Flathead National Forest and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. Tour buses will arrive back at the Kalispell Chamber at 4:30pm. Lunch will not be provided.

While at Weyerhaeuser, visitors will tour both the Plywood and Lumber plants. The Kalispell Plywood plant manufactures plywood products to various grades, dimensions, and performance standards appropriate for a wide range of customer end-uses. The Lumber Plant manufactures solid sawn studs, available to markets from coast-to-coast.

The Flathead Timber Tour will also visit F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber, where the facility tour will highlight the Sawmill Complex, which shows how logs are turned into lumber, the Planer Complex, which is where rough-cut lumber is made into planed lumber, and the Power Plant (Co-Gen) Complex, which is where F.H. Stoltze breaks down its wood waste before using it to fuel the facility.

Space is limited. All interested participants should reserve their spot by contacting the Kalispell Chamber at (406) 758-2803,, or registering online via the calendar tab of

The Flathead Timber Tour is the Flathead Valley's contribution and celebration during Montana Forest Products Week, which was established by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. Across the state, this week Montana Forest Products Week highlights locally made wood products, the stewardship of our private and public forests, and the industry's gainful employment.

About the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce

Since 1904, the Kalispell Chamber has provided quality programs and services that drive the economic prosperity and sustainability of the Flathead Valley by creating a climate of growth and success that includes efforts to improve opportunity, infrastructure, development, tourism, and education. Visit for more information.

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