(EDITOR’S NOTE: Weyerhaeuser sold the acreage for $266 million, based on a statement from the company.)
Portland, Oreg. — Hampton Lumber has completed the purchase of approximately 145,000 acres of timberland from Weyerhaeuser in Northwest Washington. These high-quality forestlands are spread out across Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, King, Chelan, and Kittitas counties. These timberlands will provide a long-term fiber supply for Hampton’s sawmill in Darrington, which employs 160 people and annually produces 240 mmbf of lumber for North American and Asian markets.
Hampton’s sawmills depend on a sustainable supply of timber from state, federal and private timberlands. “We take great pride in being good neighbors and good stewards of the land,” said Hampton CEO, Steve Zika. “This purchase reflects our ongoing commitment to wood manufacturing in Washington.”
Hampton Lumber is a fourth-generation family-owned company that has been doing business on the west coast for nearly 80 years. Headquartered in Portland, OR, Hampton operates nine sawmills in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia and markets wood products all over the world. All of Hampton’s forestlands are certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), an independent, non-profit organization that promotes sustainable forest management. SFI certified forests play an important role in water conservation, wildlife habitat, and climate solutions.