Columbia Forest Products has announced plans to cease production of cabinetry components at its Salem, Oregon facility, which started up 24 months ago.
"The decision to close the Salem operation was especially difficult, given the skills and commitment of the employees at this site." Greg Pray, President and CEO of Columbia Forest Products, said in a statement. “As employee/owners, we consider them family.”
Pray noted that, despite aggressive sales efforts, the financial returns of the operation did not meet expectations and upset market conditions were preventing longer-term improvement.
“This is another case of an otherwise healthy American business having to close down due to the continued proliferation of subsidized Chinese cabinets,” said Pray.
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