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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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Squaxin Island Tribe & Port Blakely Announce Historic Land Transactions

Dec 14, 2021

Tumwater, Wash. – The Squaxin Island Tribe and Port Blakely have reached historic agreements for the Tribe to acquire approximately 1,000 acres of its ancestral lands from the forest products company. Included in the transaction are timberland, shoreline, and tidelands on the Little Skookum Inlet in Mason County. The agreements...

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Our Pick for Bird of the Year: the Long-tailed Bat
Pekapeka in the running for New Zealand's "Bird" of the Year, recognising Aotearoa New Zealand's unique flying creatures

Oct 26, 2021

It’s that special season when bats are in the limelight, but this year, they are even more on centre stage as the long-tailed bat – ‘pekapeka’ in Māori – has been nominated for New Zealand Bird of the Year. While ornithologists and wildlife biologists will disagree with the "bird" part...

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WholeTrees Structures & Port Blakely Bring Certified Carbon Forest Mass Timber Products to Market
Move allows AEC teams to have an even larger role in the fight against climate change by specifying carbon forest sourced wood products

Sep 21, 2021

Madison, Wisc. – Madison-based mass timber building products fabricator WholeTrees Structures is joining forces with Port Blakely, a Pacific Northwest, family-owned renewable forest products company, to provide sustainable structural mass timber products with verifiable traceability to Port Blakely’s certified carbon forest. Together, their vision is to provide the design and...

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Port Blakely NZ Receives National Safety Award
Our New Zealand Forestry team recognized at the NZ Primary Industry awards

Apr 13, 2021

Port Blakely was recently honored at the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Good Employer Awards, recognizing the company as a national leader in health and safety in the forestry sector and beyond. “We are thrilled and honored to have received the Safe and Healthy Work Environment Award,” said Port Blakely Managing...

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PB Joins Racial Equity Coalition
Building an equitable future for Washington state

Dec 01, 2020

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion across our business and in the communities we operate in, Port Blakely is proud to be a founding member of Washington Employers for Racial Equity (WERE). This growing business coalition launched with a commitment from 55+ companies to build an equitable...

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Tackling the Climate Crisis
Ancinas Joins Forestry, Conservation and Environmental CEOs to Establish Common Ground on the Role of Private Working Forests as a Natural Climate Solution

Nov 12, 2020

SEATTLE, Nov. 12, 2020 – Port Blakely CEO, René Ancinas joined 47 environmental, conservation and forest business leaders today in announcing an agreement of principles on the important role sustainably managed forests and forest products can play in mitigating climate change. “As a family-owned company focused on cultivating a healthy...

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