By: The Working Forest Staff
Approximately 145,000 acres of Weyerhaeuser timberland in Washington have been purchased by Hampton Lumber, the company announced.
The purchase includes land in Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, King, Chelan, and Kittitas counties, and will feed into Hampton’s Darrington sawmill, which serves North American and Asian markets.
Hampton Lumber is a nearly 80-year-old company based out of Portland.
It operates nine sawmills across Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, including two in Randle and Morton.
“We take great pride in being good neighbors and good stewards of the land,” Hampton CEO Steve Zika said in a news release. “This purchase reflects our ongoing commitment to wood manufacturing in Washington.”