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Sierra Pacific finalizes purchase of Seneca

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A California timber products company says its purchase of Eugene-based Seneca is complete.


Seneca was founded in Eugene in 1953. Today, the company operates three sawmills in Lane County: two in Eugene and one in Noti. It also owns about 170,000 acres of timber in southwest Oregon. 

In August, Seneca announced its acquisition by Sierra Pacific Industries. The Anderson, California-based company says it manages more than two million acres of timberland in California and Washington. It says that buying Seneca will give it a total of 18 sawmills on the west coast. Sierra Pacific also produces millwork and window products.




Chris Lehman has been reporting on Oregon issues since 2006. He joined the KLCC news department in December, 2018. Chris was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism. His public broadcasting career includes stops in Louisiana and Illinois. Chris has filed for national programs including “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”