PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Almost 100 Warm Springs Forest Products employees will be laid off, but a company official says it will only be temporary.
The state announced this week that the central Oregon mill will lay off 93 full-time employees in mid-November.
The mill has been part of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs economy since the 1960s. It has been leased since 2008 by Vanport International, a firm that specializes in manufacturing lumber for international markets.
Vanport President Paul Owen told The Oregonian (http://is.gd/PAKRAe ) that workers will be called back early next year.
He says the layoffs are necessary because the mill has already processed its allotted amount of tribal-land timber for the year.
Equipment and facility improvements will be made during the layoff period.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com