The Interfor Mill in Gilchrist has been bought by Neiman Enterprises of Wyoming and is expected to be back in operation November 1st. The mill closed due to COVID-19 in the spring putting about 150 people out of work. Deschutes County Commissioner Patti Adair took notice of the sale and says she looks forward to meeting the new owners. Commissioner Phil Henderson said the mill is needed and can help with fire prevention efforts in the years ahead. Commissioner Tony DeBone noted the reopening will bring back much needed jobs to the region that will produce finished wood products like windows and doors.