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Michael Green: Why we should build wooden skyscrapers.

Michael Green: Why we should build wooden skyscrapers.

Building a skyscraper? Forget about steel and concrete, says architect Michael Green, and build it out of … wood. As he details in this intriguing talk, it's not only possible to build safe wooden structures up to 30 stories tall (and, he hopes, higher), it's necessary. Read More

Modern, scientific forestry is sustainable and renewable

Modern, scientific forestry is sustainable and renewable

Trees are harvested then replanted. Nearly 100 million trees are replanted each year in Washington and Oregon managed forests. This cycle of harvesting and replanting stores carbon–not only in living trees in the forest, but in finished wood products such as lumber and furniture. Read More

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Changes @HamptonLumber

Changes @HamptonLumber

If you’re like me, social media amounts to little more than cat videos and distracted conversations—but we’d be in the minority. A majority of Americans now say they get their news via social media and while that might sound alarming to some, hyper-connectivity does have its benefits.  More and more people are using social media to […] Read More

Hampton’s Export Division: Change Is the Only Constant

Hampton’s Export Division: Change Is the Only Constant

Guest Blog by Jim Tyrer, President, Trans-Pacific Trading (TRAPA) As the comedian Steven Wright once said: Change is inevitable except from a vending machine. I believe that TRAPA’s success over the years has come through the understanding that change is an inevitability for a company to not only grow and thrive but to simply survive. […] Read More

Choose Hope

Choose Hope

2016 has been a year like no other.  It is easy to get dragged down by uncertainty and residual emotion stemming from the long election season we just endured but I think it’s important to focus on opportunities and hope for the year to come. There are many reasons to be optimistic. The unemployment rate […] Read More

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RELEASE: A New Future for Banks Sawmill

RELEASE: A New Future for Banks Sawmill

Portland, OR – On August 29, 2016, Hampton Lumber announced its acquisition of the Banks lumber mill assets in Banks, Oregon. The Banks lumber mill, which employed roughly 60 people, had been in operation since 1961 producing high quality green Doug fir narrow dimension lumber. The location of the Banks sawmill is ideal for Hampton, […] Read More