Woodgrain Closing Oregon Millwork Plant
Woodgrain Millwork Inc. is closing its plant in White City, Ore., according to a report in the local newspaper. The manufacturer, based in Fruitland, Idaho, is shifting production to another facility in Prineville, Ore., to gain efficiencies.
According to the Mail Tribune of Southern Oregon, Woodgrain’s management decided to shut down the White City plant as a result of declining housing starts, a shaky market and increasing global competition. At its peak, the facility employed about 100 people, but that figure had declined to about 40. Woodgrain spokesman Brooks Dame told the newspaper that employees have been offered jobs at the company’s other millwork facilities in Prineville, Fruitland and Lakeville, Ore., which he noted is expanding.
Woodgrain continues to produce mouldings and millwork at a number of other facilities in the U.S., as well as Brazil and Chile. It also manufactures interior pine doors and is parent company of Windsor Windows & Doors, Atrium Patio Doors and Monarch Windows & Doors.