Swanson Group to Rebuild Mill

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The owners of the Springfield Plywood and Veneer Mill that burned down in July 2014 plan to rebuild. This will not only bring back workers but also business to the area. Investigators blame a dryer fire for the massive fire that could be seen for miles. Firefighters worked through the night putting … 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 »