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Go Green: Pioneer Millworks

A company is Farmington is giving old wood new life, and many local businesses are benefiting.
A company is Farmington is giving old wood new life, and many local businesses are benefiting. 

It is a painstaking process that is breathing new life into something very old.

"By reclaiming that wood and bringing it here we are keeping it out of the landfill and we are also working to keep deforestation down in the U.S. and other continents," Jered Slusser said.

Much of wood here has come from old barns that are being torn down or are falling down.

"Back in the 70s people really started to see the value in some of the wood that was being taken out of these buildings," Slusser said.

Pioneer Millworks has been doing this for 25 years and their unique products can be seen all around our area.

"People call us up all the time. They say 'I've got a barn that I'm knocking down,' or a large industrial building we are demolishing; sometimes it's a water tank or wine vat that they're taking down," Jennifer Young said.

Most of the time, the answer is yes.

"We have rescued 22.6 million board feet of wood from rot, fire, from landfills; so we feel like we are doing our part," she said.

"We're trying to make sure when you go into your house and you see your floor, you know there is something special about that," Slusser said.

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