News Updates

At Port Blakely, we are devoted to our employees, customers, and the communities where we live and work; we are determined to do our part to help them prosper and thrive. Here are recent press releases and stories about Port Blakely:

Land Closed Due to Extreme Fire Danger

Aug 07, 2018

Tumwater, WA – August 6, 2018 Prolonged dry weather conditions have raised the risk of forest fires in the region. Until further notice, Port Blakely’s forestlands in Washington and Oregon are closed to all public access. This closure applies to foot, horse, motorized and any other form of access. While...

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Port Blakely Launches New Brand

Jan 18, 2017

Port Blakely unveiled its new brand today by introducing an updated name and look that builds on its rich history and future-first vision as a family-owned renewable forest products company. “Our company is built on the belief that what we do every day will help create a better tomorrow,” said...

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PLS' Leeds skillfully putting the log in logistics

Apr 18, 2016

Exporting logs isn’t exactly an exercise in nuclear science, but it has plenty of its own complexities, to which Tom Leeds, the president of Pacific Lumber & Shipping, to this day applies his experiences of more than three decades ago as a Hanford Project engineer. Based in Seattle, PLS depends...

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The Torii Gates that Crossed the Pacific

Feb 04, 2016

Nearly five years have passed since the Tohoku region of Japan was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami. Although the disaster brought great hardship and pain to innumerable people, it also produced many stories that demonstrate the depth of the human connection. These include the story of two kasagi...

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