Fire Breaks Out at Heartwood Mills Overnight
Business at Heartwood Mills unaffected despite damage to the company’s newly expanded sawmill.
Boyne Falls, MI — On Tuesday evening, March 6, a fire started at Heartwood Mills. No one was injured and damage is limited to one building that housed a recent sawmill expansion, completed in 2017. Buildings containing the company’s other mills remain fully operational.
Because damage was limited to one building on the property, Heartwood Mills President Brad Baird said customers will be unaffected and business will continue to operate as usual. Company leaders said they have plans to rebuild the damaged mill as quickly as possible.
“Heartwood Mills remains open for business with no plans of closing,” said Baird. “Our planer, kilns and special projects mills remain operational. We have used these mills to supply our customers with a full range of quality wood building materials for 70 years, and they will continue to serve our customers for 70+ more years.”
Baird, on behalf of Heartwood Mills, thanks the local fire departments that came together and worked tirelessly to fight the fire. He also thanks the local community for their outpouring of support. “We are extremely grateful to all of our neighbors in the Boyne Valley who have offered kind words and assistance,” Baird said. “Their outreach is why we love this area and have called it home since 1947. We are the second-oldest consecutively producing log mill in the United States, and we do not plan on going anywhere anytime soon.”
About Heartwood Mills
Since 1947, Heartwood Mills has supplied builders with quality wood building products straight from their Boyne Falls, MI sawmill. As North America’s premier supplier of Northern White Cedar building products, Heartwood Mills’ log siding and log paneling is unsurpassed in quality and relied upon by builders around the world. In addition to Northern White Cedar, Heartwood Mills produces White Pine, Spruce, Fir, Maple, and various other hardwood building products. The mill’s expert craftsmen also work directly with architects, designers and builders to design and craft specialty wood building products, particularly custom scribed trusses and timber truss systems.
For more information visit www.heartwoodmills.com.