TRACY BARBUTES / tbarbutes@modbee.com
The Sierra Pacific Industries sawmill on Camage Ave. in Sonora, Calif., reopened in July 2011. The mill was forced to close in 2009 due to a weak lumber market and reduced timber harvests on nearby national forest lands. The mill employs approximately 130 people on two shifts daily, generating a boost to the county's economy (10/12/11).
TRACY BARBUTES / tbarbutes@modbee.com The Sierra Pacific Industries sawmill on Camage Ave. in Sonora, Calif., reopened in July 2011. The mill was forced to close in 2009 due to a weak lumber market and reduced timber harvests on nearby national forest lands. The mill employs approximately 130 people on two shifts daily, generating a boost to the county's economy (10/12/11). Modesto Bee
TRACY BARBUTES / tbarbutes@modbee.com The Sierra Pacific Industries sawmill on Camage Ave. in Sonora, Calif., reopened in July 2011. The mill was forced to close in 2009 due to a weak lumber market and reduced timber harvests on nearby national forest lands. The mill employs approximately 130 people on two shifts daily, generating a boost to the county's economy (10/12/11). Modesto Bee

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