ROSEBURG, OR — Several plywood plants in and around Roseburg, OR, reported hiring workers in recent weeks to “fill a gap in the supply of sanded plywood panels” previously produced in earthquake ravaged Chile, according to the Roseburg News-Review.

The paper noted that Roseburg Forest Products has hired dozens of full-time workers in recent weeks. The paper quoted Steve Swanson, president of the Swanson Group as saying prices for sanded plywood have increased approximately 20 percent.

Read more.

Have something to say? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.