Tag Archives: Wood Products

Federal Dollars Reducing Oregon Wildfire Risk Announced, Projects Detailed

Resources were made possible by the Timber Innovation Act that the senators worked to include in the 2018 Farm Bill. Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have announced nine federal grants awarded across Oregon that support innovation in the state’s wood products industry—creating jobs in rural Oregon, advancing research at Oregon State University […]
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Coronavirus undercuts Oregon’s wood products industry, Forestry Department budget

When Republican lawmakers walked out of the Oregon Capitol and brought an abrupt end to this year’s legislative session, a massive request from the Department of Forestry fell off the table. Not even halfway through Oregon’s two-year budget cycle, the agency had blown through most of its money for the entire period and claimed it […]
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Wood products declared essential industry by US government

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Thursday (March 19, 2020) identified the wood products industry as an “essential critical infrastructure workforce” in the nation’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Roseburg Forest products said ina news release Friday. Source: Wood products declared essential industry by US government | KPIC

Pacemakers | Gender Change | Paper Mill | Feral Cats – OPB’s Think Out Loud

An Oregon doctor is accused of implanting more than 100 patients with unnecessary pacemakers at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande, Oregon. A whistleblower alleged the cardiologist, Emilia Arden, took kickbacks and bribes from device maker sales representatives in a recently unsealed federal lawsuit. Earlier this year, Jones Hollister filed a petition in court to […]
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Timber interests propose three pro-logging ballot measures

A group of retired foresters backed by the timber industry filed three initiative petitions this week looking to counter what they say are “radical anti-forestry ballot initiatives being pursued by environmental extremists.” Source: Timber interests propose three pro-logging ballot measures – oregonlive.com

For timber, a steady decline in jobs

Even amid the economic recovery from the Great Recession, Clatsop County’s timber industry has declined. Source: For timber, a steady decline in jobs

U.S. plywood manufacturers claim false labeling of Brazilian producers

Claim is that structural plywood panels produced in Brazil are being fraudulently certified and stamped as compliant despite not meeting requirements. t is clear to U.S. panel manufacturers that there was a concerted effort to defraud American consumers by misrepresenting imported panels as equivalent to domestic panels. Freres Lumber Co. has joined nine other U.S. […]
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Wood treatment plant in west Eugene agrees to more cleanup

State regulators have finalized the cleanup plan for a wood treatment business in west Eugene.JH Baxter & Co. has agreed to take numerous additional steps to reduce the health risk stemming from soil and groundwater contamination at its 31-acre site on Roosevelt Boulevard. The company has treated wood at the site with toxic chemicals since […]
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DEQ announces cleanup plan for J.H. Baxter plant in Eugene

The announcement comes after some Eugene residents reported a mysterious odor earlier this month that Lane Regional Air Protection Agency officials said was traced back to the wood treatment plant. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has finalized a cleanup plan for contamination at the J.H. Baxter & Co. wood treatment plant in Eugene. State […]
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Oregon Business – Wood’s Back in Fashion

A trio of textile businesses woos outdoor-apparel brands with a new clothing line made from recycled wood. Sponsors of a new textile trade show, the Functional Fabric Fair, which opened for the first time in Portland this week, were excited to showcase their state-of-the-art performance gear in the heart of the outdoor-apparel sector. Source: Oregon […]
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