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WhatWood Blog Woodworking By the end of May 2019, the Swanson Group sawmill in Oregon will be shut down

By the end of May 2019, the Swanson Group sawmill in Oregon will be shut down

10 March 2019 ` 14:00  

The Swanson Group has announced that it will permanently close its sawmill in Glendale, Oregon, which has been operated by the Swanson family since 1951.

Back in October 2018, the company said that from March 04, 2019, the plant will be closed for one week. According to a Random Lengths report, the closure was caused by a shortage of wood raw materials. The fact is that the Federal government is the main landowner and can dictate its own rules. Currently, the forest is not for sale, although the plant is ” surrounded by forests.”

Despite the closure of sawmill production, Swanson plans to increase production capacity at its plywood plant in Glendale (Glendale Plywood) and at the plant in Roseburg (Roseburg Stud). The decision to close production in the North-West of the United States will not affect the work of the plywood plant Swanson Group in Springfield (Springfield Plywood).

According to the News Review of March 5, 2019, by the end of this week, the plant will no longer receive raw materials, and in the next few weeks, all employees will be transferred to two enterprises out of three owned by the company. This was told by the President and CEO of Swanson Group Steve Swanson. The plant will be closed by the end of May 2019. The plant building and its property will be preserved. The company does not plan to open a new sawmill yet.


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