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OurCover Driven by Floyd and Sandy Quiram, Quiram Logging, Inc., is a relatively small company but is a big league player when it comes to management, operational and business details, stability and professionalism. Despite unfavorable federal forest policy and numerous mill closures in Montana, it continues along a progressive, successful path as another generation stands ready to carry on the family tradition. From left are Austin, Floyd, Taylor and Walker Quiram. Story begins on page PAGE 10. (Photo by David Abbott)


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