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|Wednesday, January 25, 2012|
Boise Cascade is adding 40 positions to its Western Oregon mills, and recalling previously laid off workers.
Boise had cut its staff in the region last October because of a prolonged housing slump and financial hard times. Boise Cascade spokesman R.J. Roberts said the wood products firm has increased market share for its plywood and engineered wood panels both in domestic and Canadian markets, which has created a need to produce more veneer.
Tim Cochran, associate editor of the wood products journal Random Lengths, said demand for Western fir plywood increased after Georgia-Pacific closed two pine plywood plants in Arkansas and Florida last November, and a plywood plant in Chile burned down this month.
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Thursday, July 24, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
Remember the naysayers? Those who called the South Waterfront aerial tram a boondoggle? Those who rejoiced at the massive sell off of luxury condos at the John Ross and Atwater Place?
Monday, July 07, 2014
BY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER
Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
BY ERIC FRUTS | OB BLOGGER
Last year, the housing market in Oregon—and the U.S. as a whole—was blasting off. The Case-Shiller index of home prices ended the year 13% higher than at the beginning of the year. But, was last year a blip, or a trend?
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
BY ANDREA DURBIN | OB GUEST BLOGGER
Last week, the Obama administration took an important and welcomed step in the effort to protect the health and well-being of all Oregonians by limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR
Dress for Success Oregon promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools.
Monday, July 14, 2014
BY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER
Some people think Amazon’s winking eye logo is starting to look like a hoodwink.
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