Woodgrain recently finalized a deal with Boise Cascade regarding the sale of its three operations in eastern Oregon. The companies began a deal in mid-September 2018. As of November 3, Woodgrain took ownership of Boise’s sawmills in Pilot Rock, Ore., La Grande, Ore., and Island City, Ore.

“I am excited about the acquisition of these three facilities as they align well with our strategy of growth through vertical integration,” said Kelly Dame, CEO for Woodgrain. “Even more importantly I am excited about the talent of the individuals who will be joining the company. We have been impressed with the caliber of people who will be coming over in the acquisition. It says a lot about Boise Cascade, the individuals and the community. We plan on resuming full production at each facility as of November 5, with minimal delays in production and delivery.”

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden added comment as well.

“In my town halls last week throughout Eastern Oregon, I heard clearly from community members about the importance of economic opportunity in all parts of our state,” said Wyden. “I am pleased that Woodgrain will continue operating these mills in Union and Umatilla counties because these facilities retain jobs and support rural infrastructure by processing materials from overstocked national forests. I look forward to working with Woodgrain and other industry leaders moving forward on collaborative forestry and long-term stewardship projects that strike a balance between rural jobs and our forests’ long-term health.”

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