A sawmill revolution

High-tech wonders, they’re not your father’s sawmills
As printed in the Sandpoint Magazine.

In another century, my dad and I worked swing shift one winter on opposite ends of a sawmill. I pushed raw logs out of the dark waters of the millpond and into the mill. He pulled “green” boards into orderly piles on the stacker...
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Idaho Pacesetter Award - In The Press

IFG named first recipient of Idaho Pacesetter Award
As printed in the CDA Press.

SANDPOINT - National business and political leaders acknowledged a top Idaho company Wednesday when Idaho Forest Group was named as the inaugural recipient of the Zions Bank Idaho Pacesetter Award.
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Zions, State of Idaho honor pacesetters
As reported in the Idaho Business Review.

Zions Bank and the State of Idaho recognized Agri Beef Co. with Idaho Global Pacesetter Award and the Idaho Forest Group of Coeur d’Alene with the Idaho Pacesetter Award at the inaugural Governor’s Trade and Business Conference on Oct. 22.
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IFG RECEIVES 2014 IDAHO PACESETTER AWARD

IDAHO FOREST GROUP RECEIVES 2014 IDAHO PACESETTER AWARD AT GOVERNOR’S TRADE AND BUSINESS CONFERENCE IN BOISE

Idaho Forest Group of Coeur d’Alene was the inaugural recipient of the Idaho Pacesetter Award Wednesday at the Governor’s Trade and Business Conference presented by Zions Bank in Boise.

The State of Idaho and Zions Bank created the Idaho Pacesetter Award to recognize a company that demonstrates the state’s tradition of hard work and pride in a job well done. The award honors a Gem State company for its success, growth, leadership and contribution to the state’s economic vitality.

"Idaho Forest Group exemplifies the can-do attitude of business leaders across Idaho, and is poised to accelerate into the future," said Zions Bank President and CEO Scott Anderson. "We applaud the leadership of Marc Brinkmeyer and Scott Atkison, who have grown Idaho Forest Group into one of the largest lumber producers in the nation and fueled job creation in northern Idaho."

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