The move to close was part of a restructuring within the company. It comes after an announcement by RFP of a multi-million dollar investment in new technology at its other Western manufacturing facilities.
“The decision to stop production at a facility is never easy, and these transitions have significant impact on the people involved,” Roseburg senior vice president of operations Jake Elston says. “We have already begun working with our current team members on this upcoming transition to identify other opportunities within the organization.”
According to news reports, RFP will offer the 179 employees opportunities at other Oregon facilities after the plant is shuttered—with the goal to offer uninterrupted local employment to as many team members as possible. The company moved its corporate headquarters from Dillard to Springfield, Ore. in 2016, but RFP still operates sawmill and plywood plants in Dillard, as well as a regional administrative office and a truck shop, plus a wood-to-energy plant. RFP also operates plywood and engineered wood plants in Riddle.
NewLife Forest Restoration has ramped up production at its new engineered wood products plant in Bellemont, Ariz., while also increasing forest restoration work in service of its 4 Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) Phase 1 Forest Service stewardship contract that seeks to thin and treat more than 300,000 acres at risk of…
The same labor availability issues that have plagued forest products manufacturers since the COVID pandemic began are also plaguing builders as the economy seeks to rebound. According to a survey of more than 2,000 construction companies, both hourly and salaried employees are…
Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-In-Chief, Panel World September 2021 – As I write this, several of us on the editorial staff are about to head to Atlanta, Georgia where we will be exhibiting our sawmill magazine, Timber Processing, at the Southern Forest Products Assn. lumber machinery exposition in the Georgia World Congress Center. In fact we’re also putting on a one-day sawmill Productivity & Efficiency conference in collaboration with SFPA…
Beginning September 27 exploreSiempelkamp will participate in the digital event, LIGNA.Innovation Network, organized by Deutsche Messe AG and the VDMA Woodworking Machinery Assn…
PotlatchDeltic Corp. has appointed Ashlee Cribb as Vice President, Wood Products. She succeeds Tom Temple, who is retiring in October after serving in this role since 2009. “We are thrilled to welcome Ashlee,” comments Eric Cremers, PotlatchDeltic…
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