• Creator
  • Ruegnitz, William C.
  • Created Date
  • 1936
  • Description
  • This letter from William C. Ruegnitz to B. W. Lakin, written on January 21, 1936, gives a report "concerning West Coast labor affairs and operating conditions" within the lumber industry. Ruegnitz begins with "cargo sawmill operations" by noting the impact of the "seamen's strike" on the movement of lumber ships (and, therefore, on production). He supplies several specific examples -- the Coos Bay Lumber Company "closed its camps and sawmill a... more
    This letter from William C. Ruegnitz to B. W. Lakin, written on January 21, 1936, gives a report "concerning West Coast labor affairs and operating conditions" within the lumber industry. Ruegnitz begins with "cargo sawmill operations" by noting the impact of the "seamen's strike" on the movement of lumber ships (and, therefore, on production). He supplies several specific examples -- the Coos Bay Lumber Company "closed its camps and sawmill at Marshfield, Oregon", and "at least one Tacoma mill is down". Ruegnitz warns that operations in Grays Harbor and Willapa Harbor, while going full-time at present, will almost certainly reduce production or halt if the current situation persists. Portland and Columbia River mills have been able to remain more active; in fact, Portland's mills are operating an extra shift, which Ruegnitz reports may have something to do with an anticipated sawmill strike.Ruegnitz goes on to discuss the "sawmill strike rumors", noting that the Sawmill and Timber... less
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    Letter (correspondence)
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