FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY 24, 2017
Portland, OR – Hampton Lumber today announced a multiyear partnership with the Portland Timbers to serve as the team’s Official Wood Products Sponsor. The sponsorship is effective from the beginning of the 2017 MLS season and extends through the 2019 season.
Hampton Lumber is a third-generation, family-owned wood products company, headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Hampton operates four sawmills in Oregon in the communities of Willamina, Warrenton, Tillamook, and Banks. The company also owns 120,000 acres of sustainably managed forestland in the Pacific Northwest and operates a wholesale lumber business out of its Portland office. Co-owner David Hampton attended the Timbers’ annual log blessing ceremony this year at Camp 18 on behalf of the Hampton family and supplied the Victory Log and tree seedlings, which event participants planted onsite.
“We certainly consider trees a blessing, but this was a first for me!” joked Hampton. “It’s fantastic to see people come together like this to celebrate the team and honor tradition and each other. We’re excited to be part of the Timbers family.”
This season, Hampton Lumber will supply the Victory Log for the Timbers from the family’s forestland and serve as a sponsor for the annual Stand Together Week and the Timbers’ TREES Youth Soccer Camp program. At Hampton, sustainability is a guiding principle that extends from the forest to the community. “We’re in the sawmilling business so the Timbers’ culture is a natural fit for us,” said Hampton. “But our values as a company align well too,” he said. “We know that people and commitment to community are what makes an organization truly great.”