Patrick Lumber Co. welcomed over 130 guests at the Philomath Timber Hall as part of its annual St. Patrick’s Day Open House on March 17.
As the jewel in Patrick’s crown, the timber hall sits on the top of the hill overlooking its 36-acre remanufacturing facility that PLC has owned since 2016.
In years past, the event was hosted at Patrick’s downtown Portland office. After the company relocated to a smaller space in 2020 and COVID limited gathering options, the gathering was moved south, and tours of the mill were incorporated into the festivities.
Guests included sawmills, freight carriers, employees, customers, Oregon State University educators, and other industry partners.
PLC CEO Dave Halsey reflected on the event: “Friday the 17th of March was a sunny day in Philomath, we were able to walk the 40-acre site giving tours to customers and suppliers, many who were seeing the site for the first time. We are grateful for the support we have received from the local community as we build for the future. Business is good.”
The new version of the event—which includes mill tours—gives the company an opportunity to share its evolution and bring its industry partners along with them.
“Patrick Lumber’s open house is an incredible event that brings suppliers and clients together,” noted Herbert Lumber’s James Taylor. “It’s refreshing to see how Patrick Lumber has a vision for the future. They are investing in new machinery, technology, products, and people. The new office building is a testament to the industry and products that Patrick supplies to their partner and clients.”