HELENA, Mont. – Montana Governor Steve Bullock issued the following statement after
Weyerhaeuser confirmed to him that it will relocate certain administrative jobs, and retain hundreds of
Montana timber workers and manufacturers employed here in the state.
“I am disappointed in Weyerhaeuser’s decision to relocate some accounting, human resources, and IT
jobs to the company’s corporate headquarters as a result of its merger with Plum Creek, but I am
tremendously pleased that hundreds of jobs in Montana’s timber industry will remain in the state.”
Weyerhaeuser also informed Governor Bullock that it would keep all of its land holdings in Montana
open to public use:
“I am thrilled that Weyerhaeuser honored my request to keep all of its Montana land holdings open to
public access. I appreciate that Weyerhaeuser plans to share Montana’s values around recreating in our
Governor Bullock wrote Weyerhaeuser’s CEO, Doyle Simons, on November 19, 2015 to begin
soliciting his commitment to keep Montana workers employed and our access to public lands intact.
He met with Mr. Simons over the winter to further the discussion and welcome the company to the
state. A copy of the letter can be found here.