News Updates

We value our connection to our neighbors, customers, and the communities where we all live and work. Here is some news we are proud to share:

Port Blakely Honors Tay Yoshitani

Oct 07, 2019

With Tay Yoshitani’s recent retirement from Port Blakely’s Board of Directors, the company wanted to find a fitting way to celebrate his contributions to the company and for a career dedicated to trade and the global economy. We found just the right thing. To further the work Tay oversaw as...

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Port Blakely Acquires Clutha Forests

May 31, 2019

Company marks 25th year in New Zealand with their largest investment in the last decade. “Not only does it mark our largest investment in New Zealand since the early 2000s, it will allow us to support forestry sector jobs in one of the most important forest product manufacturing sectors in...

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Kaitiakitanga o te Ngahere “Guardians of the forest”

Mar 28, 2019

The recent fire season has proven how critical public-private partnerships are to protect our forests and communities. Central Forestry Services is a silviculture crew from the small town of Waimate that works with local forestland owner Port Blakely and is making huge waves in the Rural Fire sector in New...

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Natural Resources Scholarship

Feb 27, 2019

In 2014, Port Blakely helped launch a scholarship program with the WA Farm Forest Association in honor of our 150th anniversary. Supporting students from the Pacific Northwest pursuing degrees in natural resources, the 2019 application deadline for the Steven D. Stinson Leadership in Natural Resources Scholarship is this Friday! Go...

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Family Business of the Year

Feb 04, 2019

Seattle, WA. Port Blakely has kept its focus on sustainable management both in nature and the boardroom. The century-old forestry company embraces change and family values. The Civil War was raging and Washington was still a territory when former sea captain William Renton made a $10 down payment on 16...

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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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