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August 4, 2014

Firm needs loggers, trucks to help thin forests in Ariz.

  • The contractors have purchased one sawmill and plan to build a much larger processing facility in the region.
  • FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Contractors have their work cut out for them as they ramp up a major forest-thinning project to reduce the risk of wildfire in northern Arizona.

    Arizona's logging industry is a shadow of its former self, and area head Steve Horner of Portland-based The Campbell Group said it needs loggers, trucks and mills for the project, which is also intended to create sustainable forest industries.

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