Start-up venture plans to bring ag-related industry and 30 jobs to Pomeroy


August 24, 2023

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Kyler Lovgren is leading an effort to raise investment capital to repurpose some of defunct Columbia Pulp's Pomeroy Facility equipment to eventually create a new agriculture-related industry located in Pomeroy, estimated to include 30 full-time jobs.

POMEROY––With the demise of Columbia Pulp, the concept of finding a use for the plentiful wheat straw produced in southeastern Washington may be continued by a local entrepreneur who, if investment capital is raised and plans come to fruition, could bring a new industry and 30 full-time jobs to Garfield County.

If all goes as planned, molded four-cup carriers made from locally produced wheat and b...

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