Boise, Idaho-based Boise Cascade has announced that Tom Lovlien, president of the company’s Wood Products division, has retired, effective June 30, 2014.
Under his leadership, Wood Products has become one of the largest producers of plywood, engineered wood products and industrial pine lumber in the United States with 19 manufacturing facilities, over 3,500 employees and $1.1 billion in sales in 2013. Over the last five years, Lovlien has led Boise Cascade’s purchases of the Kinzua sawmill in Pilot Rock, Oregon; the Arden sawmill in Arden, Washington; the Filler King beam plant in Homedale, Idaho; and the Chester, South Carolina and Moncure, North Carolina plywood plants.
“On behalf of the company and the board of directors, I want to wish Tom well in his retirement and thank him for his very significant contributions during his career," said Boise Cascade CEO Tom Carlile. "I particularly want to thank him for leading the recent acquisitions during the economic downturn that have positioned us to take advantage of the improving housing market. In his 35 years with Wood Products, Tom has been integral to our success and his passion for the wood products business has become a part of our culture."