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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