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Port Blakely Receives Leadership Award
The University of Washington Tacoma’s Milgard School of Business hosted a ceremony honoring the seven recipients of this year’s Business Leadership Awards.

May 21, 2024

7 Local Leaders Honored at UW Tacoma’s Business Leadership Awards

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Port Blakely New Zealand Project Wins Sustainability Award
Wood residue – slash – that used to be left in forests and slopes is now being processed into wood chips and used as biofuel

Dec 06, 2023

Port Blakely has implemented an “in-forest” storage and supply chain to recover wood residue (offcuts) from its forests in South Canterbury. What used to be considered waste is now being processed into wood chips and used as biofuel at the Washdyke Energy Centre. This initiative along with other projects has...

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New Forest Conservation Plan is a First For Oregon, Benefiting Salmon and Steelhead
Port Blakely will improve fish passage and more while the forests also produce timber.

Oct 11, 2023

NOAA Fisheries has approved a new conservation framework for about 30,000 acres of private forestland in northwest Oregon. It will improve habitat for threatened Chinook and coho salmon and steelhead over the coming decades. The habitat conservation plan addresses Port Blakely US Forestry forests in the Clackamas and Molalla basins....

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Investing in the Future of Forestry: Building a Thriving Workforce
Port Blakely hosts webinar on fostering diversity in forestry

Sep 25, 2023

The second session in the company's series, "Investing in the Future of Forestry: Building a Thriving Workforce," featured Terry Baker, CEO of the Society of American Foresters, and Kathryn Fernholz, President/CEO of Dovetail Partners and a founding member of the Steering Committee for the Women's Forestry Congress. Both recognized for...

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Phil Taylor joins Scion Board
Port Blakely's Managing Director in New Zealand appointed to prestigious research institute

Jul 10, 2023

Crown Research Institute Scion welcomes the appointment of three new directors to its Board. Minister of Research, Science and Innovation Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall has appointed Nicole Anderson, Phil Taylor and Kiriwaitingi Rei-Russell to the Board for a three-year term, starting 10 July. They will join existing Board members for...

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Carbon-Smart: the Children's Museum of Eau Claire
Innovative project done in partnership with WholeTrees features PB Structural Round Timber (SRT)

Oct 31, 2022

Commercial timber construction has been raised to new heights with the first-of-its-kind Structural Round Timber (SRT) building, the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire (CMEC). The project was realized by visionary Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) leaders across the country in close partnership with WholeTrees Structures, a woman-owned national timber products...

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Port Blakely Honored for Fish & Wildlife Stewardship
Company recognized for providing enhanced protections for water quality & wildlife habitat

Apr 26, 2022

SEATTLE, Wash.— Port Blakely has been honored as the 2021 Industrial Forest Landowner recipient of the fish and wildlife stewardship award by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Oregon Board of Forestry. The award was presented during an online ceremony on Friday, April 22. The company was...

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Financial Executive Kim Eiring joins Port Blakely as CFO
Veteran business leader to direct company’s financial strategy

Jan 19, 2022

Seattle, Wash. – Port Blakely has announced that Kim Eiring has joined the family-owned company as Chief Financial Officer. She fills the position previously held by Jeff Cook, who retired at the end of 2021 after eight years as the company’s top financial executive. Eiring comes to Port Blakely with...

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