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Colville Indian Plywood Mill Lays Off 230

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OMAK, Wash. (AP) - The Colville Tribe is waiting for the housing
market and plywood prices to rebound to resume production at the
Colville Indian Plywood and Veneer mill in Omak.

Colville Tribal Enterprise laid off 230 workers Friday from the
mill that is one of Omak's largest employers. CEO Troy Johnson told
The Wenatchee World he hopes prices will rise in the spring.

The tribe's lumber mill, Precision Pine, continues to operate
with more than 120 employees.
Information from: The Wenatchee World,
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