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Weyerhaeuser log yard closure could trigger jobs losses in the woods

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on April 30, 2009 at 4:10 pm with No Comments »
April 30, 2009 4:10 pm

The housing slump continues to take casualties among timber workers in Washington as Weyerhaeuser Co. and union representatives met today in Vancouver to discuss layoffs among logging workers.

Those cutbacks could lead to the loss of 160 jobs in the woods in Aberdeen, Raymond and Pe Ell, reported the Aberdeen Daily World.

Weyerhaesuer is closing its log yard in South Aberdeen and consolidating its log export activity in Olympia and Longview.

The loss of those logging, truck driving and maintenance jobs could bring further misery in communities already hit by the weak demand for wood for housing.

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