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A new business is coming to Prineville, and that is putting plenty of smiles on everyone. HM3 Energy is a Gresham based company that manufactures biomass briquettes to replace coal as a fuel source. HM3 President Hiroshi Morihara says the decision to open a plant in Prineville was easy: “Since we use forest waste of hog fuel, and normally the material is very wet, dense and wet, we like to have a plant very close to where the hog fuel is gathered. We like to have one plant within the 40-mile radius of the tree stock. And so Prineville was the idea location because of the large amount of private forest and also BLM forest, so we just had to locate the plant there." Morihara says once the plant is fully operational, they will employ about 70 people. He adds that the location at the railroad transfer is perfect for them. They plan to begin construction in the spring and be fully operational by spring of 2012.


Traffic & Weather




  • 27th Street Bear Creek Road and Forum Dr. down to a single lane 6a – 10p Signal light at 27th and Forum will be disabled and only right turns off 27th will be allowed.


  • Road closures along Roosevelt Ave >< Silver Lake Blvd -Chamberlain St. 7a-5p (9/6-11/20)


  • Lane closures and detours Mt. WA Dr at Shevlin Park Road North to Regency (7/11-11/30)
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