J&R Planing was started in 1977 as a small mill on the Edinger family ranch in Florence, Montana.

The Edinger Family soon moved its operation to a piece of property on Hwy 93 in Florence and proceeded to grow and expand their business, supplying jobs and revenue to the Bitterroot Valley.

In 1989, Jim Edinger expanded the company’s product line by opening an additional mill and reload yard in Missoula. This second mill, Montana West Lumber, has been an active part of the Missoula economy ever since.

Bitterroot Valley Forest Products came to fruition in 1997, adding to our family of business, a... (more)


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