F.H. Stoltze came west along with the Great Northern Railroad, arriving in the Flathead Valley in the late 1880’s. In 1912, F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company was established. Sawmill production began in May 1923 at the current Halfmoon site and has been in almost continuous operation since that time.

Today, Stoltze continues with its long-term business plan by slowly expanding our 39,367 acre tree farm, investing in improvements to our manufacturing facilities and expanding into renewable energy generation. Stoltze is one of the few remaining “fully integrated forest products companies” left in the northwest, meaning we own and manage timberland and also operate a sawmilling facility. This connection to the forest land base reinforces the concept of Healthy Forests, Healthy Families and Healthy Communities which we hold as a major element of our recipe for success.

We plan to be in business in the Flathead County for the long term, utilizing the renewable forest resources from Federal, State and Private lands. The forest industry serves as the resource management tool of professional forest managers. This effort maintains a healthy forest environment and provides output for a better human environment- food, fiber, shelter, jobs, tax base, community service and recreation opportunities as well as products.


Employees                                                                    134

Payroll (gross-including benefits)                 $10,946,833

Loggers/Contractors                                                     110

Supplies and Services                                     $ 7,640,150

Property Taxes                                                    $ 467,792

Contract Logging/Rd. Construction

               Trucking                                            $ 9,412,496

Private Log Purchases                                     $ 9,925,397

Total  Spending                                              $ 38,392,668

Spending Per Employee (244)                            $ 157,347


Health Care Spending                                      $ 2,053,179

Individuals Covered by Health Care Program          310


Lumber Production      (million board feet)         70 MM


Method Shipment               Rail   11%      Truck         89%


Source of Logs                           2018        Historical Ave.

               USFS                             46%                         50%

               BIA                                00%                          2%

               Mt. State                      19%                          2%

               Private                          35%                        46%


Primary Products -  Dry Planed Lumber

Residues - Chips, Sawdust, Bark, Shavings, Hog Fuel

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F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Co.

600 Halfmoon Road

P.O. Box 1429

Columbia Falls MT 59912


406-892-1612 (fax)