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Ford Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 18 Ford Family 580,000 acres (down 203,000 acres) In the depths of the Great Depression, Kenneth Ford (1908—1997) decided to go into business with a single sawmill that he pieced together using salvaged equipment. Ford’s first mill initially employed

No. 18 Ford Family

580,000 acres (down 203,000 acres)

In the depths of the Great Depression, Kenneth Ford (1908—1997) decided to go into business with a single sawmill that he pieced together using salvaged equipment. Ford’s first mill initially employed 25. Today, ROSEBURG FOREST PRODUCTS employs more than 3,200 and is one of the largest family-owned wood products manufacturers in the nation. In 2018, Roseburg sold 170,000 acres of investment-grade California timberland to Shasta Cascade Timberlands, an investment vehicle formed by New Forests.

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