Timber Products to consolidate softwood plywood production from White City, Oregon, mill into Grants Pass facility, effective Dec. 1

SPRINGFIELD, Oregon , November 16, 2009 (press release) – Timber Products Company, a leading manufacturer of hardwood and softwood plywood, announced that it will consolidate softwood plywood production from its White City, Ore., mill into its Grants Pass, Ore., facility effective Dec. 1, 2009.

The last day of production at White City will be Nov. 25, 2009.

"The market for softwood plywood products has changed dramatically in the past few years," said Timber Products Vice President Roger Rutan. "Timber Products will continue to offer the same full line of softwood plywood, both commodity and specialty products. We expect a smooth transition to Grants Pass to ensure an uninterrupted flow of materials to our customers. The consolidation of this production into our Grants Pass facility solidifies our commitment to the product line."

Most of the employees from the White City facility will be offered positions in the consolidated Grants Pass mill. The White City mill will be secured and retained in company ownership, with its future dependent on market conditions.

With manufacturing facilities in Oregon, California, Mississippi, and Michigan, Timber Products is a one-stop shop for customers to order softwood plywood, hardwood plywood, decorative overlays, particleboard, imported panels, hardwood and softwood veneer, and hardwood lumber.

About Timber Products Company
Founded in 1918, Timber Products Company offers a wide range of diversified wood products and specializes in hardwood plywood. The company is one of the largest material suppliers to the U.S. kitchen cabinet industry. Timber Products owns nine state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities across the United States, a major international division, and 118,000 acres of forestland in Northern California managed under the strict standards of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI®) program. Timber Products was the world's first hardwood plywood manufacturer authorized to carry the SFI label and began offering products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council in 2007. The company also operates TP Trucking, a nationwide transportation division.

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