CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Rough and Ready Lumber announced on Wednesday that they are closing its lumber mill in Cave Junction.
Rough and Ready said the Cave Junction mill is a major local employer that recently celebrated its 90th year in business in Oregon’s timber-dependent Illinois Valley.
Rough and Ready said the mill has been unable to secure a sufficient supply of logs from the surrounding federal forests to remain competitive. They said Cave Junction mill provided 85 family-wage jobs.
“We deeply regret having to close the family lumber business that my grandparents founded in 1922,” said Jennifer Phillippi, CEO and co-owner of Rough & Ready.
Rough & Ready announced that it would provide mill employees with severance pay based on years of service and assistance in finding new jobs.