El Dorado News

September 18, 2018
El Dorado News Times

Industry in Union County

By By Caitlan Butler
This article was published March 7, 2018 at 5:00 a.m.

Walking through the mill: Local industry leaders met with educators Tuesday to tour the local Conifex sawmill and the El Dorado Paper Bag manufacturing plant, followed by a discussion of what skills today’s students need in order to be trained for more technical jobs. Above, Robbie Hanry leads the tour through the recently updated Conifex facilities. The mill can produce “a house worth [of logs] every 17 minutes,” Hanry said. Below, Bob Edwards demonstrates safety protocol before the tour of El Dorado Paper Bag begins.

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Mills: A new natural gas dry kiln at Conifex uses heat from dried boards to keep incoming boards warm, keeping the kiln at its high temperature.

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