Manufacturers Eye Former Smurfit-Stone Site
A Missoula official says two manufacturing companies are considering the former Smurfit-Stone paper mill site in Frenchtown as a possible area for production facilities.
Missoula Economic Partnership President Jim Bowman has declined to name the companies but says one makes wind turbines and the other is a pellet manufacturer.
Bowman says representatives of the pellet company have already toured the site.
Green Investment Group Inc. purchased the site for about $20 million earlier this year.
Bowman says his group is working with the company to find a tenant for the 3,200-acre site along the Clark Fork River that could bring jobs to the area.