Lumber mill closes, lays off 85

Lumber mill closes, lays off 85

Rough & Ready Lumber closed its Cave Junction mill, a major local employer that just celebrated 90 years in business.

The mill will lay off 85 workers.

In a news release issued Wednesday afternoon, company officials said the decision is the result of the mill’s inability to secure a sufficient supply of logs from the surrounding federal forests.

“We deeply regret having to close the family lumber business that my grandparents founded in 1922,” said Jennifer Phillippi, CEO and co-owner of Rough & Ready.

Read more at The Daily Courier.

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