April 2, 2013
Mountain Pine Manufacturing won the Yampa Valley SCORE business plan contest with Colorado Mountain College and the city of Steamboat Springs. The company turns beetle-killed pines into wood strand mulch.
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Sam Rikkers, a high-ranking official with the USDA rural development office in Washington, D.C., came to Steamboat Springs to visit Mountain Pine Manufacturing, a company that converts beetle kill pine trees into mulch for industry.
Trent Jones said his Mountain Pine Manufacturing, which employs five people, has the potential to triple its sales next year, which could lead to him hiring 10 to 15 additional employees.
Mountain Pine Manufacturing won the business plan competition through Yampa Valley SCORE, Colorado Mountain College and the city of Steamboat Springs at the end of 2012 and with it $2,500.