Posts Tagged ‘Weaverville’

Trinity River Lumber Mill Re-opens

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Construction work completed at Trinity River Lumber Mill, and the mill has installed all the milling equipment and held its grand opening December 30, 2010.   The re-opening ceremonies were covered by a few news outlets.

http://www.krcrtv.com/news/26194349/detail.html

http://anewscafe.com/2011/01/24/rising-from-ashes-trinity-county-eagerly-awaits-rebuilt-mills-hum/

http://www.redding.com/news/2010/dec/30/in-weaverville-some-cuts-welcome/

http://www.khsltv.com/mostpopular/story/Weaverville-Mill-Reopens/nhGr3RIULEKyUwGTAsqPuw.cspx

http://sierracascadeexpo.com/weaver-sawmill-rises-from-the-ashes/

http://www.krcrtv.com/news/26166500/detail.html

We’re very pleased to have been a part of getting the mill open again, and in being able to hire some of the mill workers during the construction project. Our best wishes for a great future for Trinity River Lumber in Weaverville!

photo by Andreas Furman

photo by Andreas Furman

September 2010 Projects in Progress

Monday, September 20th, 2010

View Batzer Construction, Inc. September 2010 in a larger map

  • Trinity River Lumber Mill, Weaverville CA- New
  • Fairchild Medical Center, Yreka, CA-Expansion
  • French Kiss, Ashland, OR- Renovation
  • Macaroni’s Bar & Grill, Ashland, OR- Renovation
  • Sizzler, Medford, OR- Renovation
  • The Medford Food Co-Op, Medford, OR – Renovation
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Medford, OR- Renovation
  • Delta Waters Liquor Store, Medford, OR- Tenant Improvement
  • Zoo Fitness, Grants Pass, OR- New
  • AirGas Office Renovation, Grants Pass, OR- Renovation
  • Certainteed, White City, OR- Office Renovation
  • Coos-Curry Electric Co-Op, Coquille, OR- New

Mill Rising

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Last September the Trinity River Lumber Mill was destroyed by fire, but Trinity River Lumber vowed to rebuild despite the tough economic times.   Batzer Construction started construction on the new mill last spring.    Now the beams, girders, and trusses are up!  The Trinity Journal is doing a great job of covering the story.  Visit the links below to see the full story and photos.

August 4, 2010 “Mill Rising”

April 7, 2010 “Mill Begins to Rebuild”

“Mill Begins to Rebuild”

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Mill Begins to Rebuild
Completion expected by late summer

BY SALLY MORRIS THE TRINITY JOURNAL

Trinity River Lumber Company began the rebuilding of its Weaverville sawmill on Monday to replace the structure and equipment destroyed by fire last September.

Though the process of developing plans and timelines for rebuilding began immediately following the Sept. 12, 2009, fire, it has taken longer than expected to reach the point of actually beginning construction, according to a news release issued last week by the mill.

It also noted that an insurance settlement has progressed, but has not been reached yet.

Primary contractors for the rebuilding project will be Batzer Construction Inc. based in Medford, Ore., and West Coast Industrial out of Sweet Home, Ore.

Batzer will be working on the foundations and erection of the new building while West Coast will be replacing the sawmill equipment inside.

Mill Manager Dee Sanders said it is the goal of Trinity River Lumber to have the contractors use as many local subcontractors and employees as possible.

“Trinity County and the Weaverville community should receive a much-needed shot to the economy from the rebuilding efforts,” he said.

He added that Trinity River Lumber Company would like to thank the local and surrounding communities for their support and funds raised for the Golden Rule Club which has provided needed support for the mill employees since the fire.

Funds raised have reached $64,000 with $60,000 distributed to the employees to date.

Completion of the new sawmill construction is anticipated late in the summer and the company foresees returning to a full workforce once the mill is back in full production.

Prior to the Sept. 12 fire, the mill employed about 140 workers. Currently, it employs 25 in Weaverville and another 35 at a formerly closed mill in Anderson where temporary operations commenced shortly after the fire.