Roseburg Forest Products on Wednesday (8-25-21) announced plans for a multi-million-dollar investment in new technology at its western manufacturing operations, the result of an extensive analysis of strategic business opportunities in the west.
As part of the restructuring, the company announced that it will close its particleboard plant in Dillard, Oregon and offer current team members employment opportunities elsewhere in the organization. The closure will affect 179 current team members at the company’s Dillard Composites plant, which has operated since 1965. Some machine centers will continue to operate for up to 60 days.
In a statement regarding the Dillard closure, Roseburg Senior Vice President of Operations Jake Elston said, “The decision to stop production at a facility is never easy, and these transitions have significant impact on the people involved. We have already begun working with our current team members on this upcoming transition to identify other opportunities within the organization.”
The company will continue to manufacture particleboard at its plants in Missoula, Montana; Simsboro, Louisiana; and Taylorsville, Mississippi.
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Roseburg plans significant investment in western operations