Oregon Plywood Mill Burns Down, 250 jobs lost

Swanson Group’s Oregon plywood mill burned down Fri: 250 jobs, 15 million square feet monthly production gone.

Plywood product mix was 60% for housing, 40% industrials.

“In addition to its Glendale plywood and veneer plant, Swanson also has a sawmill in Glendale and a stud mill in Roseburg.

Of the 7 million feet of plywood that were on order at Springfield, 5 million feet are being shifted to Swanson’s Glendale plant, Wert said.

The Glendale plant already was busy so the extra orders will be stacked on top of existing orders, meaning the Springfield orders will take several weeks longer than initially promised.

The other 2 million feet of orders at the Springfield plant are for specialty products for pouring concrete and industrial products that the Glendale plant can’t make.”