Roseburg Forest Products to invest in small-log processor, upgrade log merchandising systems at Dillard, Oregon, sawmill; official says project strengthens commitment to adding value to area's raw material source

ROSEBURG, Oregon , October 9, 2013 (press release) – Roseburg Forest Products announced today that it will be making capital expenditures at the Dillard, OR sawmill that will allow it to utilize a broader range of fiber in its manufacturing process. Small-diameter logs commonly referred to in the business as “whips and tops” will be the target raw material for this project.

In making the announcement, Grady Mulbery, vice president of operations for the company said, “We see this as an opportunity to strengthen our commitment to adding value to the raw material source in our area.”

In addition to the small-log processor, the project will also include an upgrade to the log merchandising systems. The planning for the project is underway.

Roseburg Forest Products is a closely-held manufacturer of lumber, particleboard, softwood and hardwood plywood, engineered wood products and specialty panels. The company owns land and facilities in the Northwest and Southern regions of the United States. To learn more about the company please visit the roseburg.com website.

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