Stimson Lumber Invests $50 Million into New, High-Speed Sawline

Stimson Lumber Company
June 26, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US West

GASTON, Oregon – Andrew Miller, the CEO of Stimson Lumber, announced that the company will invest $50 million into a new, highspeed sawmill line at its Forest Grove, Oregon facility. The investment at the 95-year-old sawmill marks a significant upgrade and commitment to future operations at the facility and increased potential for private timber owners seeking new market opportunities for smaller-dimension timber, Miller says. Starting later this year, Stimson will begin preparing the Forest Grove mill for a 350-foot-long HewSaw line made by Veisto-Oy based in Finland. Miller said he expects the new sawline will be operational in early 2026 and that the existing line will continue operating without a lapse in production. …Miller anticipates production will triple when the new mill is fully operational. The current mill employs 90 people, but Miller anticipates the new technology will ultimately require fewer employees once operational.

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