Rocky Mountain Wood Co. Gets Money From USDA

WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WWLP) - One Pioneer Valley wood company is getting some green.

The Rocky Mountain Wood Company in Wilbraham has been awarded a $50 thousand grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The money will help them create a plan to develop a wood pellet and shavings manufacturing facility.

Currently, there is an abundance of low-grade wood material that is difficult to dispose of. This material will now be recycled to create an alternative fuel source.

"With pelletizing and firewood and that sort of thing, we can use those lower grade products and make a salable product to a local marketplace," Rocky Mountain Wood Co. President John Burston said.

The USDA offers grants to farmers, ranchers, foresters, and fishermen to create new products and expand marketing opportunities.


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