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Hampton Lumber invests to make the most of logs

Hampton Lumber invests to make the most of logs

Nov. 1, 2019 – Daily Astorian – Each Douglas fir and western hemlock entering Hampton Lumber’s mill runs through several scanners as it’s broken down from a tree trunk into boards. As much of the log as possible is utilized for lumber, with wood chips sent to Georgia-Pacific’s Wauna Mill for paper making and sawdust […] Read More

The Wood Product and Carbon Connection

The Wood Product and Carbon Connection

10/7/2019 – USDA Forest Service— When we think of a renewable resource, the first thing that usually pops in our head are the solar panels on our neighbor’s roof or perhaps the water that flows from the mountains. Rarely does a stand of trees root in our idea of a renewable resource. But the cycle […] Read More

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Linn County Timber Lawsuit: A Long-Overdue Conversation

Linn County Timber Lawsuit: A Long-Overdue Conversation

There are 29.7 million acres of forestland in Oregon, which cover half of the state’s land base. Most forestland is owned by the federal government, however, for the past 80 years the State of Oregon has managed 2.4 percent of Oregon’s forestland on behalf of 15 counties and their taxing districts, distributing most of the […] Read More

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

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RELEASE: Hampton Lumber Acquires Conifex Assets in Fort St. James, BC

RELEASE: Hampton Lumber Acquires Conifex Assets in Fort St. James, BC

Portland, OR – Today Hampton Lumber announced the completion of the acquisition of the sawmill and timber tenure from Conifex, Inc. in Fort St. James, British Columbia.  Hampton plans to build a new sawmill on the site and expects the new operation, Fort St. James Forest Products, to be up and running sometime in 2022. […] Read More

Conifex and Hampton Announce BC Government Approval of Fort St. James Sawmill Sale

Conifex and Hampton Announce BC Government Approval of Fort St. James Sawmill Sale

October 28, 2019, Vancouver, BC – Conifex Timber Inc. (“Conifex”) (TSX: CFF) and Hampton Lumber announced today that the Honourable Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development has approved the sale of Conifex’s Fort St. James sawmill and associated forest license to Hampton Lumber.  Ken Shields, Conifex’s Chair and CEO, […] Read More

Hampton Lumber Partners with Girls Build to Bring New Camp to Tillamook, OR

Hampton Lumber Partners with Girls Build to Bring New Camp to Tillamook, OR

PORTLAND, OR — July 1, 2019 — Hampton Lumber, a fourth-generation, family-owned wood products manufacturer and forestland owner, is partnering with Portland-based nonprofit Girls Build to help girls build confidence and curiosity at a week-long summer camp for girls in Tillamook, Oregon this August. This marks the second year of Hampton Lumber’s partnership with Girls […] Read More