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Natchitoches Gumbo Cookoff Raises Money for the American Cancer Society

On Feb. 21, employees at our engineered wood products plant in Natchitoches, Louisiana, streamed into the parking lot filled with decorated tents, each one overflowing with the mouthwatering scent of hot gumbo. It was the plant’s fifth-annual "Rouxin’ for the Relay" event, a friendly competition between teams in each department to craft the tastiest gumbo to raise money for the American Cancer Society. ... Read More
July 19, 2024

Amber Nelson Taps Communications, Connection and Teamwork to Get the Job Done

Among her colleagues at our sawmill in Cottage Grove, Oregon, Amber Nelson is known for being adaptable, innovative and committed to safety. It’s a reputation earned over 23 years with the mill in many different roles, starting with the clean-up crew right out of high school. ... Read More
July 12, 2024

The Heart of Innovation is ‘Challenging How Something Has Always Been Done’

As our Engineered Wood Products plant in Eugene, Oregon, prepared for an expected market slowdown in late 2022, Tom Mihalik sought out novel ways to cut costs and improve efficiency. ... Read More
June 28, 2024

Matt Hane Spots Spotted Owls and Other Endangered Species

When our Eugene, Oregon, Giving Fund Advisory Committee told Matt Hane it was considering a $14,200 grant to support youth education at the Cascades Raptor Center, he enthusiastically endorsed the nonprofit. ... Read More
June 18, 2024

Saving Our Tax Department Hundreds of Hours Each Year Through Automated Process Improvements

Before our corporate headquarters moved to Seattle in 2016, our Tax department had 99 four-drawer cabinets at our Federal Way campus, each one stuffed full of paper that had to be whittled down. The team’s ultimate goal was to be paperless, but getting there would take buy-in, collaboration and a willingness to change — plus a whole lot of work. ... Read More
June 13, 2024