Tara Talbot

Talbot serves as marketing and environmental communications coordinator for Glen Oak Lumber & Milling, a national hardwood millwork manufacturer headquartered in Montello. Much of her work involves meeting the challenges of a rapidly changing wood fiber market, she says. Glen Oak has implemented a zero-waste policy on wood fiber delivered to their facilities and now redirects all of their former waste into bagged animal bedding, industrial biofuel or heating their facilities. “With the economic collapse of the housing market and subsequently, the wood products industry, our diversified product lines have been a great asset,” Talbot says. “Five years ago, I never would have thought that sawdust/residuals could become such a valuable and diversified product line.”