Another One Bites the Dust…

We all received the terrible news this morning that Rough & Ready Lumber Company in Cave Junction, Oregon, was closing its doors after 90 years of doing business. They are unable to secure a sufficient supply of logs from the surrounding Federal forests to remain...

Hampton “Roots”

February 10th marked the birthday of the man who modestly built our company to what it is today. Not a day passes that I am not reminded of how grateful I am for the culture that John Hampton instilled in the way we conduct business. He brought his own personal...

The Way Forward…

What a breath of fresh air. I didn’t misplace my love for lumber, sawmills, and the smell of sawdust: It just seems like for the last six years we have been getting nothing but bad news. The daily grind has been all about not enough logs, radical environmental...

A New Year’s Message

Incomprehensible acts of violence leaving families traumatized and heightening our questions about gun control and mental health care… the fiscal cliff and inaction by the politicians who represent us… it’s hard to hold your head up in the aftermath of these headline...

Kudos to Kitzhaber!

Last month Oregon Governor Kitzhaber took two significant actions directly targeted at improving conditions for the forest products sector. This is meritorious in that the forest products industry has been generally left to its own devices over the last few Oregon...