The Strategic Economic Development Corporation (SEDCOR), the leading economic development group for Oregon’s Mid-Willamette valley, honored Withers Lumber with a Community Service award earlier this month.
The award is presented to an organization that provides services to the community, has been active with SEDCOR and who “exemplifies the highest business and ethical standards,” according to SEDCOR’s website.
SEDCOR officials said the lumber company’s commitment to area schools and non-profits, as well as parades and athletic teams contributed stood out among other area businesses.
The Statesman Journal tells the story of Withers Lumber Company’s early beginnings in 1928 in Woodburn, Ore., it’s near loss to a competitor during the Great Depression, and its commitment to rebuilding in the community.
The company—now run by President Trent Withers, grandson of founders Lee and Ann Withers—focuses on building new homes and remodels.