Skip to comments.Oregon lumber co. cuts workforce by 40% over taxes, fees
Posted on 06/03/2019 2:19:22 PM PDT by Twotone
FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon lumber company is cutting its workforce by about 40%, citing the state's "regulatory and tax creep."
The Stimson Lumber Company announced Friday that it would lay off 60 jobs from its Forest Grove operations.
CEO Andrew Miller said environmental permit fees, Oregon's Clean Fuels Tax and pending cap and trade legislation are stacking up the cost of doing business in the state.
The company said it will now shift some of that work to Idaho and Montana, where it cost 5% to 7% less to produce lumber products.
In Oregon, Stimson also operates in Tillamook and Clatskanie.
Miller is a longtime Republican donor who has for years railed against new taxes and fees supported by Democrats who have gained power.
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They just don’t care Mr. Miller, they truly don’t.
If it has a great view and is on a coast, liberals seem to ruin it.
Because mostly only rich liberals can afford to live in a place with a great view on a coast and they bring their politics with them :)
The environmentalists had to have all of the lumber mills (4 or 5) and the other two large forest products mills shut down in Missoula, MT because of all the air pollution they caused.
Guess what American town now has the worst air pollution?
All those good paying jobs gone, and still the worst air pollution in the country.
Liberals ruin everything they touch......................
Countdown until the Oregon legislature proposes a law fining any company that wants to leave for economic reasons. Next step is a government panel deciding what reason is legit and what reason isnt. The former Soviet Union is not dead, its just coming back to life in the USA.
I have no idea how any company can survive in OR with their current tax structure.
Intel and Nike are keeping things together.
They better pray they both stay.
Soros owns that state, the top atheist state in the country.
Democrats only know how to ruin things.....people, business, cities, neighborhoods, schools, lives , etc.
Democrats never build anything .. they only know how to destroy.
This is just another example. Just like the Major cities, or health care, or Trade, or now our very Nation is at risk from illegal immigration.
yes, — take a good look around. This Oregon story is just another democrat trophy.
Hmmmm...people and businesses leaving blue states everywhere. A definite trend is setting in.
I guess the laid-off mill workers can either learn to code or learn to like the new boss.
We used to harvest 4.5 Million Board Feet of timber in California in the 70’s, as of 2010 it was 1 million board feet! Thanks to Green Piece,Sierra CLub,Earth First, save the snail darder and the lilly livered frog groups,....
“Liberals ruin everything they touch.................. ”.
And then they get tired of it and can no longer tolerate it and move on and repeat it all over again, and again and again.
Yes...libs ruined everythimg...Oregon is a sanctuary state...a drunk illegal killed 3 teenage girls Friday nite in Salem. ..
And come to CA to kill your kid.
DemonRats destroy everything they touch.
So what do they blame as the source of the pollution now?
LIBs ruin EVERYTHING they touch. They are malignancies on civil society everywhere/.
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