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By Don Ogle
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Building Purchase Yields Unexpected Business Reward


August 29, 2018

Don Ogle

Molly and Matt Highby stand in front of stacks of pallets produced at Highby Forest Products. The couple took a chance on the business, which was being operated out of a building they were looking to purchase. So far the chance has rewarded them with decent business and "great" employees.

When Molly and Matt Highby opened Highby Forest Products in May, they didn't go in with a lot of expectations.

"We didn't know the first thing about the business,"says the Molly, the company's president. But what they did know in looking at the opportunity to purchase the former Anderson Forest Products, was that it appeared to have some promise.

But it's a business that could just as easily have fallen by the wayside had the Highbys not had a wider vision for the community. That's because Molly and Matt were looking for warehouse space for a completely different endeavour when they looked...

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