The Seneca Family of Companies has grown from a small sawmill operation founded by Aaron U. Jones in 1954 to a multi-company family consisting of Seneca Sawmill, Seneca Jones Timber Company, Seneca Noti and Seneca Sustainable Energy. Today, Aaron continues as President as Seneca transitions into the next generation of the Jones family: Aaron’s daughters, Becky, Kathy and Jody Jones.
From humble roots, producing just 18 million board feet of lumber in 1954, today Seneca Sawmill currently includes three mills in Eugene and one at Noti, with production levels exceeding 650 million board feet. This accomplishment is through dedicated and proud teamwork, coupled with demand for excellence in every step of production. Aided by the timber managed by Seneca Jones Timber Company and steam for dry kilns produced from the Seneca Sustainable Energy facility, Seneca continues to be one of the largest-producing mills on one site in the United States.
Seneca Sustainable Energy Biomass Plant Receives Final Operating Permit
| February 4, 2015
The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) recently issued its final Title V permit to the Seneca Sustainable Energy biomass plant. The granting of this permit confirms that the Seneca biomass plant has been actually operating within its stated pollution limits all along.
90 Seconds to Understand “Carbon Neutrality”
| January 5, 2015
“What does ‘carbon neutral’ mean?” It’s a great question, and today the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and American Wood Council (AWC) have launched a new web video explaining the concept – from a biomass energy users’ perspective – in only 90 seconds.
Veterans’ Housing Project
| November 16, 2014
On November 11th, Seneca Sawmill Company and Neil Kelly Design-Build Remodelingb broke ground on a new donated home for the Veterans’ Housing Project (VHP) of Lane County.
Timberlands Reopened Following 2014 Fire Closures
| September 26, 2014
While the 2014 fire season is not officially over, recent rains and cooler weather have reduced the danger enough for Seneca to reopen its timberlands in most areas.
The Seneca Family is Heartbroken Over the Loss of Founder/President Aaron Jones
| September 23, 2014
Aaron Jones, founder of Seneca Sawmill Company and a long-time Eugene resident, died on Monday, September 22, 2014. He was 92 years old.