Springfield Church Helping Mill Workers

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Members of a local church are stepping up to help the more than 100 people still out of work after the fire at the Swanson Group’s Springfield Plywood & Veneer Mill last month. Two hundred and fifty people worked at the mill before the fire, and last week the chief operating officer … Continue reading »

Mill Fire: Plywood Prices Up 10-12%

SPRINGFIELD, Ore.– The lumber industry took a hit immediately after a fire destroyed the Swanson Springfield Plywood and Veneer Mill. The fire happened last Thursday, and by Friday, plywood prices jumped 10 to 12 percent; in particular, sheathing and sanded plywood. Those are materials the mill produced. “I think overall, it was too dramatic of … Continue reading »

Mill Workers Losing Health Insurance

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Workers from the Springfield Plywood and Veneer Mill are concerned about what’s next. On Monday, they were informed their health insurance is only good through the end of the month. Mill workers said the meeting certainly answered some of their questions but losing their health insurance at the end of July is … Continue reading »

Mill Employees Meet Following Fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A fire at the Springfield Plywood and Veneer mill left about 250 people without a job. Those employees met Monday afternoon at Springfield High School for an employee meeting. Employees say they were told their insurance is good through the end of the month and they will get one-one-one meetings with management about 401(k)s. They … Continue reading »