Superior Pellet Mills is based in Montana in the US, at a site that had previously been run by Eureka Pellet Mills — which started in 1988, and was the first pellet mill in the North West US, according to Pozzi.
“As the market changed in 2012-2015, [Eureka] really struggled to keep lumber mills and pellet mills running, so they slowly sold out of them. My business partner and I got into it and started Superior Pellet Mills. We cannibalised the two Eureka Mill locations to one in the town of Superior, Montana,” he told Bioenergy Insight.
The Superior site was chosen for its location — it is situated right next to a Bark plant, a producer of big landscape products, which is another company Superior is affiliated with. There is a scale house for weighing trucks, a rail spur and it is close to the Interstate 90 Highway, which links Seattle to Boston.