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.

Associated Press