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Weyerhaeuser Company
Image:weyco.jpg
Type Public (NYSE: WY, TSX: WYL)
Founded 1900
Headquarters Federal Way, Washington
Key people Steven R. Rogel (CEO, Chairman)
Richard E. Hanson (COO)
Industry pulp and paper
Revenue $22.629 billion USD (2005)[1]
Operating income $1.359 billion USD (2005)
Net income $0.733 billion USD (2005)
Employees 49,900 (2006)
Website www.weyerhaeuser.com

Weyerhaeuser is one of the largest pulp and paper companies in the world; the world's largest private owner of softwood timberland; and the second largest owner in the United States, behind International Paper. Weyerhaeuser has approximately 50,000 employees in 20 countries, including United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Mexico, Ireland, France, and Uruguay. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Image File history File links Weyco. ... A public company usually refers to a company which is permitted to offer its securites (i. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange privately-owned by the NYSE Group (NYX). ... The Toronto Stock Exchange (also known as the TSX) is Canadas largest stock exchange, North Americas third largest stock exchange, and the sixth largest in the world. ... Location in Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King County Incorporated 1990  - Mayor Mike Park  - City manager Neal Beets Area [1]    - City 54. ... A Chief Executive Officer (CEO), or Chief Executive, is the highest-ranking corporate officer, administrator, corporate administrator, executive, or executive officer, in charge of total management of a corporation, company, organization or agency. ... A Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a corporate officer responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the corporation. ... An International Paper mill in South Carolina The global pulp and paper industry is dominated by North American (United States, Canada), northern European (Sweden, Finland) and East Asian countries (such as Japan). ... Revenue is a U.S. business term for the amount of money that a company earns from its activities in a given period, mostly from sales of products and/or services to customers. ... Image File history File links Green_Arrow_Up_(Darker). ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory[1], the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT), also known as operating income and operating profit, is a term used to describe a companys earnings. ... Image File history File links Green_Arrow_Up_(Darker). ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory[1], the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... Image File history File links Green_Arrow_Up_(Darker). ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory[1], the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... An International Paper mill in South Carolina The global pulp and paper industry is dominated by North American (United States, Canada), northern European (Sweden, Finland) and East Asian countries (such as Japan). ... The private sector of a nations economy consists of all that is outside the state. ... Despite being fairly hard, cedar is a softwood Softwood is the wood from conifers. ... Timber in storage for later processing at a sawmill Timber is a term used to describe wood, either standing or that has been processed for use—from the time trees are felled, to its end product as a material suitable for industrial use—as structural material for construction or wood... International Paper (NYSE: IP) is an American pulp and paper company, the largest pulp and paper company in the world and the largest private owner of timberland in the United States. ...

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History

In January 1900, Friedrich Weyerhäuser founded the company as Weyerhaeuser Timber Company with 15 partners and 900,000 acres (3,600 km²) of Washington timberland.[2] In 1929, the company built what was then the world's largest sawmill in Longview, Washington. Weyerhaeuser's pulp mill in Longview, which began production in 1931, sustained the company financially during the Great Depression. In 1959, the company eliminated the word "Timber" from its name to better reflect its operations. In 1965, Weyerhaeuser built its first bleached kraft pulp mill in Canada. Weyerhaeuser implemented its High Yield Forestry Plan in 1967 which drew upon 30 years of forestry research and field experience. It called for the planting of seedlings within one year of a harvest, soil fertilization, thinning, rehabilitation of brushlands, and, eventually, genetic improvement of trees. January is the first month of the year and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... We dont have an article called Friedrich Weyerhäuser Start this article Search for Friedrich Weyerhäuser in. ... “Washington State” redirects here. ... Timber in storage for later processing at a sawmill Timber is a term used to describe wood, either standing or that has been processed for use—from the time trees are felled, to its end product as a material suitable for industrial use—as structural material for construction or wood... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Longview is a city in Cowlitz County, Washington, United States. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... The Great Depression was a worldwide economic downturn which started in October of 1929 and lasted through most of the 1930s. ... Wood pulp is the most common material used to make paper. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ...


Weyerhaeuser consolidated its core businesses in the late 1990s and ended its services in mortgage banking, personal care products, financial services, and information systems consulting. Weyerhaeuser also expanded into South America, Australia, and Asia. In 1999, Weyerhaeuser purchased MacMillan Bloedel Limited, a large Canadian forestry company. In 2005, Weyerhaeuser joined the Information Protection Solutions of America, a consortium of document destruction companies, to facilitate Weyerhaeuser's entrance into the document destruction business.[3] On August 23, 2006, Weyerhaeuser announced a merge with Domtar's fine paper business in a $3.3 billion cash and stock deal.
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Operations

Financial Information
  2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
Net Sales
(US$M)
22,629 21,931 19,873 18,521 14,545
Net Earnings (Loss)
(US$M)
733 1283 277 241 354

Weyerhaeuser imports timber products from Malaysia, Chile, and Brazil, and has timber operations or offices in 44 American states, Canada, and 18 other countries. Weyerhaeuser is one of North America's the largest distributors of wood products; it owns more than seven million acres (28,000 km²) of land in the U.S., and holds logging rights to more than 35 million acres (142,000 km²) of land in Canada. Weyerhaeuser has expanded beyond its roots in lumber and wood products; it controls more than 100 subsidiaries in fields such as construction, real estate sales, and development. A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Trunks A tree trunk as found at the Veluwe, The Netherlands Wood is a solid material derived from woody plants, notably trees but also shrubs. ... Loggers on break, c. ... Timber in storage for later processing at a sawmill Lumber or Timber is a term used to describe wood, either standing or that has been processed for use—from the time trees are felled, to its end product as a material suitable for industrial use—as structural material for construction... Trunks A tree trunk as found at the Veluwe, The Netherlands Wood is a solid material derived from woody plants, notably trees but also shrubs. ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ...


The company's operations are divided into five major business segments:

  • Timberlands — Growing and harvesting trees in renewable cycles.
  • Wood Products — Manufacturing and distribution of building materials for homes and other structures.
  • Pulp and Paper — Produces a variety of papers and the pulp used to produce papers, absorbent products, photographic film, and several others.
  • Containerboard Packaging and Recycling — Produces paper, boxes, and bags to move products from factories to the household. The segment collects and recycles wastepaper, boxes, and newsprint to make new products.
  • Real Estate — Builds homes and develops land. Weyerhaeuser has five subsidiaries collectively called WRI, the largest of which is Pardee Homes.

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Corporate governance

The Weyerhaeuser board of directors consists of: Richard Haskayne, Robert Herbold, Martha Rivers Ingram, John W. Kieckhefer, Arnold Langbo, Don Mazankowski, Nicole Piasecki, Steven Rogel, Richard Sinkfield, D. Michael Steuert, James Sullivan, and Charles Williamson. In relation to a company, a director is an officer of the company charged with the conduct and management of its affairs. ... Richard (Dick) Francis Haskayne, O.C., B.Comm. ... Martha Robinson Rivers Ingram (born 20 August 1936) is the widow of Erskine Bronson Ingram, who inherited his fathers petroleum and barge empire in 1963. ... John W. Kieckhefer (1887-1970) took over Enterprise Box & Lumber Company, which was a family-run business started by his grandfather, Charles (Carl) Kieckefer and later run by his father William Kieckhefer. ... Don Mazankowski The Right Honourable Donald Frank Mazankowski, PC , OC , AOE , LL.D (born July 27, 1935, in Viking, Alberta) was a Canadian politician who served as a cabinet minister under Prime Ministers Joe Clark and Brian Mulroney. ... Steven R. Rogel. ...


Criticism

There have been some activists who have complained about company policies ranging from clear-cut logging to conversion of native forests to tree plantations devoid of biodiversity and mill closures among others. Clearfelling or clearcutting is the process where all trees, or nearly all trees in a selected area, is taken in a logging operation. ... Rainforests are among the most biodiverse ecosystems on earth Biodiversity or biological diversity is the variation of taxonomic life forms within a given ecosystem, biome or for the entire Earth. ...


Environmental concerns

Weyerhaeuser is North America’s top logger and distributor of forest products from old growth and endangered forests. More than four hundred global companies have already dissociated themselves from endangered forest destruction, including American forest products company Boise Cascade Corporation. Unlike the other leading businesses, Weyerhaeuser ignores evolving demands from its customers and refuses to respond to the crisis facing the world’s forests.


Weyerhaeuser has made many claims that their operations are “green” however facts tell a different story. More than 128,000 square kilometers (50,000 mile²) of Canadian public lands lay open to Weyerhaeuser’s environmentally destructive practices. Weyerhaeuser logs on lands as ecologically varied as the temperate rainforests of the Canadian Coast on Vancouver Island, to pine forests in the interior of British Columbia, to the slow-growing boreal forest stretching across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario, and to the maritime forests of New Brunswick.


One third of Weyerhaeuser’s softwood timber comes solely from Canadian public lands. Each year, 650 square kilometres are felled by Weyerhaeuser’s chainsaws and turned into 2 x 4’s, toilet paper, and packaging mostly for export to the United States.


In 1999, Weyerhaeuser purchased MacMillan Bloedel, a large Canadian timber company that had agreed in 1998 to phase out clear-cut harvesting in British Columbia and pursue a new strategy to conserve old growth and wildlife habitat. However, Weyerhaeuser has not honoured the commitment; its new “variable retention” cutting on the B.C. coast is often indistinguishable from clear-cuts.


In addition, Weyerhaeuser's Kenora, Ontario mill, has been heavily criticized as a toxic pulp and paper mill that is poisoning the people of Grassy Narrows. Band members suffer from toxic levels of mercury released by Weyerhaeuser's mill. For decades, the company's Dryden, Ontario paper mill dumped the poison into the English River, where it accumulated in fish and groundwater.


Since the 1990s, increasing demand from Weyerhaeuser mills have driven accelerated cutting in the forests of Grassy Narrows. If adopted, Abitibi's new harvest plan would permit accelerated cutting through 2024 and cause incalculable damage to the forest and the people of Grassy Narrows.


Indigenous resistance

In Ontario, Weyerhaeuser purchases fiber for its Kenora and Dryden mills from forests within the traditional territory of the people of Asubpeeschoseewagong, or the Grassy Narrows First Nation. Weyerhaeuser buys 50% of the 1.4 million cubic meters of wood harvested by Canadian timber company Abitibi in the Whiskey Jack forest - part of which is the traditional territory of Grassy Narrows.


As a result, the Grassy Narrows First Nation have used non-violent direct action - in the form of blockades and protests - to try to halt logging on their traditional territory.


The Grassy Narrows First Nation is located 80 kilometers north of Kenora, in Northern Ontario, with a band membership of more than one thousand. The reserve is surrounded by over 2,500 square miles of forest within the band's "Traditional Land Use Area" - an area where the band has hunted, trapped, gathered berries, and fished for thousands of years. These forests make it possible for the people of Grassy Narrows to maintain many traditions which have been passed down from generation to generation.


Large-scale timber harvests since the 1950s have decimated these forests, and altered the Ojibway way of life forever. Large piles of trees are wasted, left to decay after they have been cut. Remaining land left after a cut is covered in herbicide and other chemicals, killing blueberry bushes and plants traditionally used for medicinal purposes. Without the forests, much of the wildlife is also disappearing, making it impossible to continue hunting and trapping on Grassy Narrows' traditional land.


According to Joe Fobister, spokesperson for the Grassy Narrows First Nation Environmental Committee, "Over 50 percent of our traditional land has been clear-cut. There's reforestation but it's all monoculture tree farming. They plant trees they're going to harvest again. The land is turning into a tree farm." Weyerhaeuser has no right to turn the forests of Grassy Narrows into paper. Aboriginal treaty rights set out in the Royal Proclamation of 1763 and secured by Treaty #3 and the Canadian constitution clearly mandate that control over the land be returned to the people of Grassy Narrows. Despite this, Abitibi and Weyerhaeuser continue their assault on the people of Grassy Narrows. Abitibi has even resorting to advertising campaigns instructing schoolchildren in Grassy Narrows that Abitibi has a "spiritual tie" to the land. In response to the destruction of their land, the people of Grassy Narrows have resisted in every way they know how. From posting signs on all roads into the traditional land use area "declaring [their] land rights," to non-violent human blockades to obstruct logging roads, to filing a lawsuit against the Ontario government for allowing Abitibi to continue operations, the people of Grassy Narrows are not giving up without a fight.


Guns

On October 1, 2002, the company sent detection dogs into the parking lot of their Valliant, Oklahoma plant looking for drugs in cars in response to an employee drug overdose. They found no drugs, but the dogs alerted on 12 cars with guns in them. The company then ordered the employees to open their cars for a hand search, and rifles, shotguns, and handguns were found. The 12 employees were immediately suspended.[citation needed] October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... A detection dog getting ready to search cars for drugs. ... Valliant is a town located in McCurtain County, Oklahoma. ... It has been suggested that Break action be merged into this article or section. ... A pump-action and two semi-automatic action Remington 1100 shotguns, 20 boxes of shotgun shells, a clay trap, and three boxes of clay pigeons. ... A handgun is a firearm small enough to be carried and used in one hand. ...


Two days later, the company fired all 12 employees, including a shift supervisor of 23 years with an exemplary record.[citation needed] Jimmy 'Red' Wyatt and all the others said that they were never told of the policy change, extending the company gun ban to the parking lot, which had occurred in 2002.[citation needed]


The plant manager, Mr. Nebel said that firing the men was difficult but he felt safer with all the guns out of the parking lot. Mr. Nebel stated that all the employees had been warned of the policy change.[citation needed]


Several of the fired men have filed a civil suit against Weyerhaeuser for wrongful termination, with Tulsa attorney Larry Johnson representing them. Mr.Johnson, a longtime Second Amendment lawyer, said that this was an injustice that must be addressed.[4] Downtown Tulsa Tulsa is the second-largest city in Oklahoma. ... There are three professional athletes, a political commentator, an education technology administrator, a blues musician and a anti-cryonics activist named Larry Johnson: Larry Johnson (baseball) Larry Johnson (basketball) Larry Johnson (football) Larry C. Johnson - political commentator Laurence F. Johnson - CEO, NMC.org Larry Johnson (blues musician) Larry Johnson (anti... The Bill of Rights in the National Archives Amendment II (the Second Amendment) of the United States Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, declares the necessity for a well regulated militia, and prohibits infringement of the right of the people to keep and bear arms. ...


References

  1. ^ Weyerhaeuser Company. Google Finance. Retrieved on 2006-12-1.
  2. ^ Weyerhaeuser in Brief (PDF). Weyerhaeuser. Retrieved on 2006-11-24.
  3. ^ Weyerhaeuser Office Joins IPSA. Secure Destruction Business Magazine (April 17, 2005). Retrieved on 2006-11-24.
  4. ^ Blumenthal, Ralph (August 3, 2005). Gun Organization Takes On an Energy Giant. The New York Times. Retrieved on 2006-11-24.

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