Springfield Mill Employees Begin To Consider Employment Options

Jul 22, 2014

Management at the Springfield Plywood and Veneer Mill began meeting individually with its employees Tuesday.  The mill burned down last week, putting 250 people out of work.  The owners are offering two possible employment alternatives at mills in Roseburg and Glendale.

Credit Angela Kellner

Chuck Wert is the chief operating officer of Swanson Group, which owns the mill.

Wert: "As I understand it we spoke with around 60 employees today and about 40 of them that say they are interested in looking at the other job opportunities we have for them in Roseburg and Glendale."

Wert says the meetings with employees will continue this week.  He told the Register Guard there may be as many as 100 new jobs created.  The cause of the mill fire is still under investigation.