OMAK, Wash. (AP) - The Colville Tribe is waiting for the housingmarket and plywood prices to rebound to resume production at theColville Indian Plywood and Veneer mill in Omak.
Colville Tribal Enterprise laid off 230 workers Friday from themill that is one of Omak's largest employers. CEO Troy Johnson toldThe Wenatchee World he hopes prices will rise in the spring.
The tribe's lumber mill, Precision Pine, continues to operatewith more than 120 employees.---Information from: The Wenatchee World, http://www.wenworld.com (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)