October 1, 2022

California company buys Oregon wood products company

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A California forest products company has purchased Seneca, a Eugene, Ore.-based company that owned more than 100,000 acres of land in southwestern Oregon.

The News-Review reports that Sierra Pacific Industries announced last week that it had completed the acquisition. The combination of the two companies means that Sierra Pacific Industries will have more than 2.3 million acres of forest land, 18 sawmills and eight renewable biomass energy cogeneration facilities, as well as carpentry and Windows.

“This is an important day for Sierra Pacific Industries, as well as Seneca,” Sierra Pacific President George Emmerson said in a statement. “The combined company brings together an outstanding team of people who will leverage our shared expertise in sustainable forest management and manufacturing innovation, working together to deliver quality lumber and wood products on the market.

Sierra Pacific Industries is based in Anderson, California. It owns and manages forest lands in California, Oregon and Washington and is one of the largest lumber manufacturers in the United States.

The company also produces carpentry, windows and renewable energy.

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Seneca was founded in Eugene in 1953. Seneca owned 131,000 acres of land in Douglas County.

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