Roseburg ends use of okoume veneer in wake of federal investigation - 03-18


SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – An ongoing investigation into the illegal import of okoumé hardwood from the rainforests of Western and Central Africa by Cornerstone Forest Products and Evergreen Hardwoods prompted Roseburg Forest Products, a wood components manufacturer, to end the use of the veneer in the production of its products. The company also said it is no longer selling products manufactured with veneer provided by those suppliers.