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Democrat & Chronicle RocNext: Against The Grain

Democrat & Chronicle RocNext: Against The Grain

Farmington firm's business practices are as innovative as its rescued products. Pioneer Millworks has salvaged jarrah wood from businesses in Australia and boards from a Chicago meatpacking plant. Workers regularly dismantle wine barrels made with redwood, cypress and Douglas fir from Finger Lakes wineries (customers say the pleasant aroma lingers in the rooms where the revitalized wood is used for flooring or paneling).