Weyerhaeuser Closing Oklahoma Lumber Mill

Weyerhaeuser plans to close a lumber mill in Oklahoma in response to depressed demand for wood to build homes. Read more
Charles Whitman

Tulsa, OK

#1 Mar 17, 2009
A sign of the times. This recession is headed straight towards a Great Depression. Not being negative, just have studied economics and the current numbers and statistics, which all support my ideas. Good luck Weyerhaeuser employees!

Since: Feb 09

Tulsa, OK

#2 Mar 17, 2009
nah
SSDD

Bixby, OK

#3 Mar 17, 2009
Their freedom stomping policies aren't welcome in this state anyway. We don't really need a company in our state that will fire people for having a gun in their car.

Of course, they can't do that now, but they are a big reason we got the law changed. Unfortunately some good people who were doing nothing wrong lost their jobs in the process.
Back2Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

#4 Mar 17, 2009
I grew up in Wright City. When I was a child, the lumber mill there was the largest in the world. Dierks was the company then. Weyerhaeuser bought it in the late 70's.

Weyerhaeuser was the biggest, if not the only employer there.

This will devastate the town and a large part of the county.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#5 Mar 17, 2009
SSDD wrote:
Their freedom stomping policies aren't welcome in this state anyway. We don't really need a company in our state that will fire people for having a gun in their car.
Of course, they can't do that now, but they are a big reason we got the law changed. Unfortunately some good people who were doing nothing wrong lost their jobs in the process.
a rule is a rule is a rule. Until the law changed they were just doing risk management against loons coming in and shooting up the place or someone.
ricky do

Tulsa, OK

#6 Mar 17, 2009
Charles Whitman wrote:
A sign of the times. This recession is headed straight towards a Great Depression. Not being negative, just have studied economics and the current numbers and statistics, which all support my ideas. Good luck Weyerhaeuser employees!
I hope your wrong Charles, but I have friends in Catoosa that have a bulk shavings business that is affected by this closing. I just called them and unless Weyerhaeuser reopens they will be out of business.
louielouie

Tulsa, OK

#7 Mar 17, 2009
this is good news.
for the mary ju wana growers.
it was too dangerous for them weyerhauser employees out in the woods anyways.
now them trees give them good cover from the air.
SSDD

Bixby, OK

#8 Mar 17, 2009
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>a rule is a rule is a rule. Until the law changed they were just doing risk management against loons coming in and shooting up the place or someone.
I think we're both smart enough to know that the thinking behind that type of risk management is seriously flawed.

After all, it's ALREADY ILLEGAL to go into a business and shoot the place up. No company policy will ever prevent that kind of violence.

Since: Nov 08

Nanaimo, Canada

#9 Mar 19, 2009
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>a rule is a rule is a rule. Until the law changed they were just doing risk management against loons coming in and shooting up the place or someone.
From what I recall, a shift foreman got canned for bringing a gun to work.

That even got up to the Weyco mills in Canada.
what dayaknow

United States

#10 Mar 19, 2009
Cid the gun was in his car. Weyrhauser did not completely close down-- they have a lumber mill in Idabl Ok. They will still be hauling logs from the property they own and still locking their gates. No tourist allowedThey bought the mill before shutting W. C. down-- prepared ahead of time for this closing
Taylortoon

United States

#11 Mar 21, 2009
what dayaknow wrote:
Cid the gun was in his car. Weyrhauser did not completely close down-- they have a lumber mill in Idabl Ok. They will still be hauling logs from the property they own and still locking their gates. No tourist allowedThey bought the mill before shutting W. C. down-- prepared ahead of time for this closing
If any of you are interested I can fill you in a little: My husband worked for Weyco in Wright City for over 20 yrs. I can assure you that the plant manager, Kathy Willoughby, knew down to the day and probably down to the hour that the mill was going down and couldn't once let her employees know what was happening! Alot of good employees that deserved better treatment. Most of us suspicioned what was happening but to have known for sure would have made a BIG difference. It had nothing to do with guns on the premises, that was when Weyco owned the paper mill in Valliant. And that happened several years ago. The real reason, we do not know. I feel they have been putting everything in place for over a year and with so many other businesses closing, they felt the time was right.
time traveler

Arlington, TX

#12 Mar 21, 2009
Don't weyco own the lumber mill at Idabel. All they did was swap mills and got rid of a thorn in their side the =union. Took away the voice of the workers. Is the idabel plant Union==I doubt it. worked their long ago. Dierks it was called then. Now there are no trees left. Yep and did you know Weyco shut down the plant in Dallas Oregom too. Be bad on the economy in McCurtain. TAYLORTOON, ALL CORPORATIONS OPERATETHAT WAY NO==NO WARNING ON A SHUT DOWN. BET THEY LOCKED THE GATE ON YOU FOLKS WORKING THERE. tHEY ALSO DID NOT PAY THEIR SHARE OF THE SCHOOL TAXES==YOU FOLKS FOOTED THE BILL FOR THEM. bET THE ceos got their million dollar bonuses though and left you workers holding an empty sack. once agin the republicans have left you with no gravy to sop your biscuit in. Dry biscuits agin,maybe a little water gravy. Weyco ought to hang their head in shame. Folks sorry to hear of your lost jobs. GOD BLESS.
time traveler

Arlington, TX

#13 Mar 21, 2009
fOLKS i COME FROM THAT COUNTRY AND IT HAS NEVER LEFT MY HEART. wOORKED FOR Dierks Forest and done my share of hunting and fishing when I lived there. You can actually place the blame to sENATOR pHIL gRAMM FROM TEXAS FOR THIS DISASTER WE ARE NOW IN. hE DONE AWAY WITH THE gLASS-sTEGALL BILL THAT WOULD HAVE PREVENTED THIS DISASTER FROM HAPPENING. hE IS ANOTHER REPUBLICAN WHICH EQUALS TO NO DRIP DOWN DOWN GRAVY FOR OUR BISQUITS. hARD TIMES ARE HERE COURTSEY OF THE REPUBLICANS.
time traveler

Arlington, TX

#14 Mar 21, 2009
pHIL gRAMM ALSO WROTE THE LAW THAT BROUGHT eNRON CORPORATIONDOWN--ITS CALLED THE ENRON LOOP HOLE LAW.
time traveler

Midlothian, TX

#15 Mar 24, 2009
What in the world will all the folks do for a living that lost their job at WEYCO in W.C. I pass though there in my wondering around the country==lied there many years ago. Weyrhauser ,it appears has done raped and plunder all it could get from the land in McCurtain County and I hear that they have started locking the people out of their hunting and fishing territory. nd Then they pay no taxes to boot. Dont worry about the school taxes they did not pay any of them anyway. They were p. poor custodians of the land also. Used to be beautifull along old # 3 hyway.
ok son

Sewickley, PA

#16 Aug 28, 2009
my father grew up in wright city, his father ran the mill back in the 1930's. i'm sorry to hear it closed - i was hoping to track down info on my grandfather, whom i never knew.
TexasMemaw

Hurst, TX

#17 Mar 15, 2010
Has anyone thought about HOW MANY OF YOUR RELATIVES NOW HAVE SOME FORM OF CANCER???? Weyerhaeuser closed the Wright City mill, dozed down buildings, all while wearing ABESTOS suits to keep from breathing the toxins, while mill workers were doing there job no less. THINK ABOUT IT - THE BIG GIANT WEYERHAUESER RAPED THE LAND BY CLEAR CUTTING AND RAPED A LOT OF PEOPLE WITH CANCER AND WITH JOB LOSS!!!
little byrd89

Midlothian, TX

#18 Mar 15, 2010
texaSmEMAW--- YEARS AGO HAD SOME FIRENDS THAT WORKED THERE and they had to work in a chemical that caused cancer-- lumber treatment to keep lumber from rotting and termite treatment. Wonder how long they lived, they only wore a rubber apron to protect them from getting the treatment on them. I often wondered if they were still alive or died from cancer. they called it dip then and sprayed it on the lumber and they in turn caught it and graded the lumber as it was planed.

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