Auction will liquidate plywood and Omak, WA, veneer mill

A large, red and white sign sits along Highway 155 outside the empty log yard of the Colville Tribes’ Omak plywood and veneer mill announcing an upcoming auction at the facility that closed for – what appears now – to have been a final time in January 2017.

Since reopening doors in October 2013, the final few years at the tribally owned fir mill had been turbulent, first with the announced closure by Omak Wood Products, then with the announcement of a new business, Omak Forest Products, operating the venture, and finally with the shutdown of the facilty.