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Sierra Pacific announces closure of Susanville Mill
By Shayla Ashmore
News Editor

Sierra Pacific Industries announced the everlasting closure of its Susanville sawmill very last 7 days thanks to a really serious log lack. Sierra Pacific spokesman Ed Bond reported all workforce would get sixty-times notice just before the mill is shut and dismantled someday through the 1st a few months of 2004. Employees will obtain the notice at the time an precise closure day is set.

Bond reported recent workforce will be requested if they would like to transfer to one more Sierra Pacific facility, and if so wherever.

“And we will endeavor to accommodate those transfers,” he reported on Tuesday, Dec. sixteen.

Bond reported George Emmerson, SPI’s vice president of revenue and operations, arrived to Susanville personally to announce the closure to mill crews.

“This is one of the most hard issues the organization has experienced to do,” Bond reported of the meeting with workforce.

“Anyone may well contemplate this as a horrible time – just before the vacations – to be telling individuals this,” Bond reported. “Perfectly, you can find no fantastic time to explain to individuals this and we felt that if this is heading to occur, we would already designed the selection that they ought to know so they can plan accordingly. It wouldn’t be correct if anyone went out and a purchased a new car or truck or signed up for a new residence or anything with the prospect of not owning a work there.”

SPI officials only designed the selection to shut the mill on Thursday, Dec. eleven and workforce were notified as quickly as achievable, he reported.

“We wanted to limit the heartache of speculation and uncertainty for the family members and go forward,” an SPI press launch issued late on Monday, Dec. fifteen quoted Bond.

Firm officials cited the decline of Forest Assistance timber, unfair competition from states with fewer environmental restrictions and overseas imports as the explanations behind the hard selection. In the press launch, SPI pointed out timber revenue from the Lassen Nationwide Forest fell from 108 million board ft in 1990 to 17.nine million in 2002.

“That mill has been intended to lower greater quality logs,” Bond reported. “And even with the Healthy Forest initiative and the Quincy Library Group programs, why, the types of logs that would be coming off of those from the Forest Assistance would not be the greater quality logs that would be needed for that mill.”

Posted by Vurnman on 2012-06-23 04:29:19

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