Made In Washington #4: Cascade Hardwood Group

A photo gallery by Navid Baraty.

Day shift supervisor J.R. Flores, above, walks between stacks of Western red alder ready for the dry kiln at the sawmill of Port Angeles Hardwood. A division of Cascade Hardwood Group, Port Angeles Hardwood produces lumber from alder and other local hardwoods. Cascade Hardwood operates another sawmill in Chehalis; together, they employ 210 people. Cascade sells about half of its lumber in North America, where it is used for interior doors, cabinets and trim. The rest goes to the Far East, primarily China and Vietnam, for use in furniture manufacturing. Musicians also favor Western red alder for the bodies of electric guitars. Click through to see more images from the Port Angeles operation.


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