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Welco Lumber has closed its Marysville, Wash.-based mill and laid off 57 workers, according to the (Everett, Wash.) Daily Herald newspaper. The newspaper said the mill is expected to close for an indefinite period of time.
The lumber company is a major manufacturer of Western red cedar picket fences. The company has headquarters in Tumwater, Wash., and additional facilities in Shelton, Wash., and Naples, Idaho.
Welco Lumber said poor market conditions were responsible for the closure.
The company distributes its products, which also include rails and posts, decking, siding and panels, to major retailers in the United States.