No. 18 Ford Family
580,000 acres (down 203,000 acres)
In the depths of the Great Depression, Kenneth Ford (1908—1997) decided to go into business with a single sawmill that he pieced together using salvaged equipment. Ford’s first mill initially employed 25. Today, ROSEBURG FOREST PRODUCTS employs more than 3,200 and is one of the largest family-owned wood products manufacturers in the nation. In 2018, Roseburg sold 170,000 acres of investment-grade California timberland to Shasta Cascade Timberlands, an investment vehicle formed by New Forests.