ROSEBURG, OR — Roseburg Forest Products, a manufacturer of lumber, composites, softwood plywood, engineered wood products and specialty panels, on Oct. 17 announced the scheduled closure of its Holly Hill, SC, medium density fiberboard (MDF) manufacturing facility. According to Vice President of Composite Manufacturing Darrell Keeling, “Poor demand for our products, coupled with escalating raw material and energy costs have forced this unfortunate decision.”  Keeling noted that the company would re-evaluate the closure in three to six months, reviewing its ability to re-start the facility. The closure affects more than 100 employees, who are eligible to work in other Roseburg facilities and to apply for retraining benefits. Read more.

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