Profile: Weyerhaeuser Co (WY.N)
23 Oct 2018
Weyerhaeuser Company, incorporated on January 18, 1900, is a timber, land and forest products company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned or controlled 13.1 million acres of timberlands, primarily in the United States, and manages additional timberlands under long-term licenses in Canada. The Company's segments include Timberlands; Real Estate, Energy and Natural Resources (Real Estate & ENR), and Wood Products. The Timberlands segment's offerings include logs, timber and recreational access through leases. The Real Estate & ENR segment includes sales of timberlands; rights to explore for and extract hard minerals, oil and gas production, and coal, and equity interests in its Real Estate Development Ventures. The Wood Products segment includes softwood lumber, engineered wood products, structural panels, medium density fiberboard and building materials distribution.
The Timberlands segment plants seedlings to reforest harvested areas using regeneration methods for the site and species; monitors and cares for the planted trees as they grow to maturity; harvests trees to be converted into lumber, wood products, pulp and paper, and offers recreational access to the public. As of December 31, 2016, the Timberlands segment managed 13.1 million acres of private commercial timberlands across the world. The Timberlands segment's products include grade logs, fiber logs, timber, recreational leases, and other products, such as seed and seedlings grown in the United States and plywood produced at its mill in Uruguay. The Company owns and operates nurseries and seed orchards in Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oregon, South Carolina and Washington.
As of December 31, 2016, the Timberlands segment owned or leased 2.9 million acres in the western United States (Oregon and Washington); 7.4 million acres in the southern United States (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia), and 2.5 million acres in the northern United States (Maine, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin).
Real Estate, Energy and Natural Resources
The Real Estate business includes properties that exhibit higher value than commercial timberlands. The Company starts with understanding the value of a parcel operating as commercial timberlands and then assesses the specific real estate attributes of the parcel and its corresponding market. These properties are acres the Company intends to sell, exchange, and/or develop for recreational, conservation, commercial or residential purposes. Development is conducted using internal resources or through third-party arrangements. In the United States, the Company analyzes and manages mineral, oil and gas, and renewable energy opportunities on its timberlands. The Company generates revenues from royalty payments on hard minerals (rock, sand and gravel); royalty payments on oil and gas production; bonus payments from oil and gas leasing and exploration activity; wind power, and communication and transmission rights of way; coal royalties, and the sale of mineral assets.
The Wood Products segment includes the manufacturing and distribution of wood products. The Wood Products segment provides softwood lumber, engineered wood products, structural panels, medium density fiberboard (MDF) and other specialty products to the residential, multi-family, industrial, light commercial, and repair and remodel markets; distributes its products, as well as complementary building products that it purchases from other manufacturers, and exports its softwood lumber, oriented strand board (OSB) and engineered wood products, primarily to Asia. The Wood Products segment's products include structural lumber; engineered wood products, such as Solid section and I-joists; other products, such as wood chips and other byproducts, and complementary building products, such as cedar, decking, siding, insulation and rebar sold in its distribution facilities.
220 Occidental Ave S
SEATTLE WA 98104-3120