GAYLORD, MI - The former Georgia-Pacific particleboard mill is slated to become the state of Michigan’s “flagship” eco-industrial park.

According to the Gaylord Herald Times, plans for the Northern Michigan Eco-Industrial Park include a biomass power plant, lumber yard, and mill and wood pellet manufacturing facility.

In addition, the developers propose creating a Center for Environmentally Sustainable Studies on site. The center would be dedicated to “research, development, job training and mentoring activities” related to green jobs, power generation and development of eco-industrial parks, according to Eco Park Partners LLC.

Read the Gaylord Herald Times report.

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