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Women in the Woods: Michelle Skjei

Women in the Woods: Michelle Skjei

Michelle Skjei doesn’t take no for an answer. She turned a temporary job in July of 2005 to supplement her three boys’ school clothes into a permanent career that she loves.  Michelle is currently an accomplished Journey-Level Lead Electrician for Hampton Lumber, and she admits the journey hasn’t been easy. Read More

Logger Jay Browning honored for Big Creek efforts

Logger Jay Browning honored for Big Creek efforts

ASTORIA — Clatsop County logger Jay Browning of J.M. Browning Logging Inc. of Astoria has been chosen as 2018 Operator of the Year for the Northwest Oregon Area. Browning was singled out for protecting a fish-bearing stream within Hampton Lumber’s Big Creek Forest. Read More

Timber Joey, Timber Jim, Hampton Lumber and the story of this year’s Victory Log

Timber Joey, Timber Jim, Hampton Lumber and the story of this year’s Victory Log

Hampton’s crew on this day, one week before the Portland Timbers’ home opener, is a special one. In the back seats of his Ford Super Duty FX4 sit Timber Jim and Timber Joey, whose annual mission to find the team’s Victory Log has brought them to the mountain. In the coming hours, the team will identify, cut and prepare the logs that will be used through the 2018 season. Read More

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Losing the Oregon Way: Cap and  Trade and the Growing Rural-Urban Divide

Losing the Oregon Way: Cap and Trade and the Growing Rural-Urban Divide

Last Wednesday, roughly 300 men and women from rural Oregon missed a day’s work to travel to the Oregon Capitol to make their voices heard. Loggers, truck drivers and their families showed up to peacefully protest pending cap and trade legislation. Since then, many have returned to Salem each day to continue the protest. These […] Read More

Hampton Partners with Clatsop Community College to Support Trucking Community

Hampton Partners with Clatsop Community College to Support Trucking Community

By Jed Arnold, Community Outreach and Stewardship Coordinator One of the most consistent topics of conversation that comes up when I speak with other community members on Oregon’s North Coast is the rising cost of living here (particularly housing costs) and a lack of steady, family-wage employment. Working in the forest sector, however, I know […] Read More

Now is the time to stand up

Now is the time to stand up

Tillamook County is widely favored by outdoor enthusiasts for its natural beauty and wide assortment of recreational activities. Our rural community thrives off farming, forest management, recreation, and tourism. Without proper balance our community and the economic attainment that we have made would be crushed. I know this because the family I come from, and […] Read More

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RELEASE: Hampton Lumber Announces New Line of Smart Trees

RELEASE: Hampton Lumber Announces New Line of Smart Trees

The voice-enabled “IoTree” connects to any mobile device and is the first smart product released by the lumber industry PORTLAND, Ore. — April 1, 2019 — Hampton Lumber, a third-generation, family-owned wood products manufacturer and forestland owner today announced its cutting-edge line of smart trees, the IoTree. Available today by special order, the IoTree is […] Read More