Monday, May 19, 2014

Boise Cascade: Region's Mills Are Operating Under Capacity Because of Inaccessibility to Logs

Posted By on Mon, May 19, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Officials with Boise Cascade—which now goes by its trade name Boise—say many of their regional mills are operating at less than full capacity, in spite of the fact that its paper products remain in high demand.

Boise Cascade's headquarters remains in downtown Boise, but it operates 10 facilities in Oregon, three in Washington, one in Idaho, and several more on the East Coast and in Canada.

But Boise Cascade Inland Regional Manager Tom Insko is quoted in the La Grande (Ore.) Observer that its regional plants are operating with fewer personnel because of what he says is a lack of accessibility to logs.

"The driver behind our operation rate is the log supply," Insko told WestCom News for the Observer. "If we had access to logs that we could buy on an economical basis, in other words from this local wood basket, we could add jobs immediately."

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