Roseburg Forest Products in Missoula to close, about 150 jobs affected

Roseburg Forest Products in Missoula, a huge factory that has produced particleboard for many decades and employs around 150 workers, will be closing permanently on May 22.

Roseburg Forest Products in Missoula has operated since 1969 and is located on the Northside east of Reserve Street and south of Interstate 90. It employs about 170 workers.

Ben Smith

Most salaried employees were told the news on Tuesday, and non-salaried employees were given the news in a morning meeting on Wednesday. Most were blindsided, according to fiber buyer Eric Jacoby.

Roseburg Forest Products is headquartered in Oregon. The Missoula particleboard plant was built in 1969, and Roseburg purchased the plant from Louisana-Pacific for an expansion of the company’s composite panel business. Roseburg purchased the Missoula factory in 2003. The facility is located on 200 acres at 3300 Raser Drive, near Interstate 90 on Missoula’s Northside.

In a press release, Roseburg said the closure is the “final step in the company‚Äôs strategic plan to exit the particleboard manufacturing business and focus resources on other product segments, including medium-density fiberboard, engineered wood, plywood,

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