Tehama County Thanks Our Local Manufacturers & Sierra Pacific Industries
29 Oct 2021
As we exit Manufacturing Month, Tehama County’s Economic Development team would like to say, “Thank You!” to all of our local manufacturers for all you have added to our economy, workforce, and overall enrichment.
Manufacturing Day is annually observed on the first Friday in October. The events spanned out to make October, Manufacturing Month. With the theme of “Creators Wanted,” the purpose is to show the benefits and opportunities of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, and the community.
Top Manufacturing Employers
Tehama County would like to take a moment and recognize three leading employers producing in our region:
- Bell-Carter Foods, Inc. – The largest table olive producer in the United States and second in the world, employing nearly 400 people full-time.
- Crain Walnut Shelling, Inc. – The largest family-owned producer, packer, and processor of quality English Walnuts in CA, having over 500 marketing agreements in the U. S. and abroad.
- Louisiana Pacific (LP) Building Solutions – A worldwide leader in high-performance building products, employing over 60 residents in Tehama County who manufacture 80 million feet of product per year.
We thank you for being part of our leading employers and for the manufacturing you do servicing our residents, county, state, and country with your goods. October is your month!
Sierra Pacific Industries
Tehama County is using this opportunity to recognize our largest manufacturer, Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI), a wood products company. SPI is a leader in technology and produces high-quality products in the industries of lumber, doors, and windows. Of their three mills in Northern CA, two are here in Tehama County.
SPI owns and manages over two million acres of timberland and 14 sawmills in California and Washington. According to their website, “sustainable forest management means more than just planting trees.” SPI plants and harvests trees used to produce their products. As a long-term company, their business model is quite simple as shown, starting with “Own the Land …”
SPI is a corporation for the people. Founder, Red Emmerson – who is still hands-on in the business – has two very distinct mottos keeping up office morale while informing and reminding the employees that they matter:
- “Do it right or do it twice.” – The simplicity of this mantra is quite effective.
- “The success of our company has been hiring good people.” – Having such a positive ideology could explain why family members work side-by-side and employees are happy to call SPI their employer.
To all of Tehama County’s manufacturers, you are appreciated!