Roseburg Forest Products
IndustryWood–products company
Founded1936; 86 years ago (1936) in Roseburg, Oregon, United States
FounderKenneth W. Ford

Roseburg Forest Products, based in Springfield, Oregon, US is a privately owned wood–products company. Founded in 1936, the company had approximately 3,000 employees and revenues of nearly US$1 billion in 2012.[1][2] Roseburg Forest Products operates mills throughout Western Oregon, and continues to be held by the founding Ford family.


The company was founded by Kenneth W. Ford in 1936 as Roseburg Lumber in Roseburg, Oregon.[1] In the early 1980s it was renamed to Roseburg Forest Products. It sold off about 45,000 acres (18,000 ha) of timberlands to Sierra Pacific Industries in Northern California.[3]

In 2010, the company had about 3,000 employees and annual revenues of about $840 million.[4]

In 2012, revenues were about $991 million, and with approximately 3,000 employees making it the fifth largest private company in Oregon.[2]

In August 2014, Roseburg Forest Products received an investment from United Fund Advisors of $10 million.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "Kenneth W. Ford" (PDF). Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b Jenkins, Tam (July 26, 2013). "The List: Top regional private companies - Portland Business Journal". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Roseburg sells California timberlands - Portland Business Journal". Portland Business Journal. August 17, 2004. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  4. ^ Stevens, Suzanne (July 29, 2011). "List: Oregon's top private companies". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  5. ^ Giegerich, Andy (August 29, 2014). "Roseburg's forestry workers get $10M boost from investor". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved 22 September 2016.