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100 jobs will be lost by Korbel sawmill closure

KORBEL- The California Redwood Company announced Thursday that they will close down their Korbel sawmill in February. 106 workers will lose their jobs said Senior Vice President Neal Ewald.

Officials said they will offer employment counseling and other services for employees for the next 60 days. Jobs that will be lost are positions that run the mill, such as millwrights, electricians, laborers and lumber sales people.

The company has been working to find a buyer for the sight, but no one has come forward that will keep the sawmill running. The closure will likely end lumber manufacturing in California for the company said President Douglas Reed.

California Redwood Company has been manufacturing lumber for the past 50 years. Their parent company, Green Diamond Resource Company said they will focus on managing the timberland they own.

The Korbel sight will remain on the market indefinitely said Ewald.