AP NEWS
Click to copy
Click to copy

Oregon plywood plant lays off a quarter of its workforce

August 2, 2019

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — One of the nation’s leading producers of plywood has announced that it will let go a quarter of its workforce at a plant in southwestern Oregon.

Roseburg Forest Producers said Friday it laid off approximately 90 of its approximate 350 employees from a plywood plant in Dillard. The Roseburg News-Review reports that the company was able to extend immediate offers to 50 employees for jobs at other plants.

Jake Elston is the senior vice president of operations at Roseburg Forest Producers. He says developers are building fewer homes and that the company is facing increased competition from other manufacturers.

___

Information from: The News-Review, http://www.nrtoday.com

All contents © copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.