With roots as a Depression-era sawmill, Roseburg Forest
Products has branched out as a diverse producer and marketer of
wood products. Formed in 1936, the company produces specialty
panels (melamine, particleboard, and vinyl laminates), engineered
wood products (joists, beams, and rimboards), and plywood products
such as siding and concrete forming. Its products are available
through dealers, home centers, and wholesale distributors. Roseburg
manages more than 640,000 acres of timberland in California
and Oregon. Heirs of philanthropist Kenneth Ford, who established
the Ford Family Foundation, own and lead the company.
Based in Dillard, Oregon, Roseburg has a regional office in
Atlanta, Georgia. It operates a dozen manufacturing plants in six
states: Oregon, Montana, Mississippi, Georgia, California, and
Louisiana. It owns timberland in southern Oregon and
In addition to its wood products business, Roseburg operates two
subsidaries: the Coos Bay Shipping Terminal, a "bulk and breakbulk"
cargo handling terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon that exports softwood
and hardwood chips to Japan; and Roseburg Resources, a grower and
seller of timber.
Sales and Marketing
Roseburg sells its wood products nationwide through a variety of
channels, including wholesale distributors, dealers, national home
centers, retail distribution partners, original equipment
manufacturers (OEMs), custom laminators, and panelizers. Customers
include manufacturers, fabricators, builders and contractors,
specifiers and designers, and homeowners.
The company sells its products under brand names such as RFPI,
RigidLam, SuperPly, RediPly, Ultrablend, and Duramine. It ships its
wood products around the US and it operates an export terminal in
North Bend, Oregon. Roseburg is a leading exporter of Douglas fir
wood chips to Japan.
With the US economy and the housing market on the mend, demand
for building products is rising. To meet demand, in 2013 Roseburg
is investing in its sawmill in Dillard, Oregon to use a broader
range of fiber in its manufacturing process. It also launched
several new products in 2012 including PourMor branded concrete
forming plywood panels, Roseburg Radiant Barrier sheathing for use
on roofs and walls, and a new line of Deep Depth, Roseburg RFPI
I-joists used in floor and roof construction.