Duz Cho Forest Products began operations in 2014 as approved by McLeod Lake Indian Band. The mill had two main purposes. The first was to use the logs that are currently being left in the bush after harvest operations. It was estimated that 200,000 cubic meters of raw material would be run through the mill annually. The second was to employ McLeod Lake Indian Band members and spouses where possible. Duz Cho Forest Products is wholly owned by McLeod Lake Indian Band and operates under their jurisdiction.