Foster Plywood sale pending; to retain local jobs

By Alex Paul
The Albany Democrat-Herald
November 21, 2017
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US West

SWEET HOME — The impending sale of Weyerhaeuser’s Foster Plywood plant to the family-owned Murphy Company of Eugene is good news for Sweet Home, according to Bob Dalton, who spent 38½ years in the wood products industry. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of the month.  Dalton started working as an hourly employee for Willamette Industries right out of high school in 1973, and retired in 2012 in a supervisory role. “The Murphy Company has come in with plans to keep jobs in our community. I know it’s always tough for the employees when a transition like this occurs,” Dalton said. “They have to go from one style of doing things to a different direction with the new company.”

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