Bark product company Pacific Fibre growing into Jackson County
MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) announced that Pacific Fibre of Longview, Washington has expanded to Jackson County and has co-located with Hilton Fuel of Central Point, creating new jobs in Southern Oregon.
SOREDI has been acquainted with Pacific Fibre for more than 10 years, as previous to the recession the company had considered opening a satellite operation in the region.
Today the company, which manufactures a variety of bulk supply bark products, is investing over $3 million in capital equipment and has already hired 5 of at least 7 new employees to ramp up their operations. Check for Pacific Fibre jobs here.
Pacific Fibre, founded in 1982, is recognized as a large volume supplier of top-quality bark products in the western United States. The expansion to Central Point will allow them to more readily serve their wholesale customers across numerous states and lesson transportation costs to California and Nevada markets. The company opened a similar operation in Molalla, Oregon a few years ago. Chief Financial Officer Mark Fahey was already versed in enterprise zone benefits and immediately knew to reach out to SOREDI, who manages enterprise zones in Jackson and Josephine Counties.
READ MORE of this story at Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. Photo courtesy of Pacific Fibre.