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Irving Forest Products (IFP), which operates sawmills in Ashland and Dixfield, Maine, is proud to announce the acquisition of Mill Services, Inc's value-added operation in Cobleskill, New York. The mill boasts a 100,000 square foot facility on a 15-acre plot, with warehouses to protect products from the elements. The building has supported the community for 140 years through a variety of businesses, including the agricultural industry, refrigeration modernization, window, skylight and door furnishing, and supporting the war efforts of World War II. For the past 20 years, Mill Services, Inc. has worked with low-grade pine lumber and offered quality products with the help of The Home Depot to homeowners and contractors throughout the Northeast.

Cobleskill Value-Added transforms low-grade pine into several products, including primed finger joints for use in interior and exterior applications, bevel siding (primed and unprimed), barnwood siding, and other niche products. These value-added products come in a variety of paint finish options from latex to oil base.  

Cobleskill Value-Added currently employs 65 people, with an intention to grow the workforce in the coming years. IFP will also be investigating opportunities to maximize mill capacity and eventually expand. 

"The acquisition by Irving Forest Products not only provides our current employees with a fantastic opportunity to join a world-class organization, but also ensures that the facility here on MacArthur Ave will continue to be a partner of the local community for years to come." - Leonard Lilly, Mill Manager, Cobleskill Value-Added

Irving Forest Products looks forward to growing their relationship with the new team in Cobleskill and strengthening the current relationship with The Home Depot.