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Boise Cascade Company
Formerly called
Boise Cascade Corporation
Traded as NYSEBCC
S&P 600 Component
Industry Forest products
Founded 1957 (1957), 61 years ago
Headquarters Boise, Idaho, USA
Key people
Thomas K. Corrick (CEO)
Products Boise Cascade manufactured plywood, engineered wood products, lumber, and particleboard and a broad line of wood products and building materials from leading manufacturers
BC Lumber mill in Elgin, Oregon

Boise Cascade Company (NYSEBCC), which uses the trade name Boise Cascade, is an American manufacturer and distributor of lumber and building materials headquartered in Boise, Idaho.

Boise Cascade Wood Products manufactures plywood, engineered wood products, lumber, and particleboard and supplies a broad line of wood products and building materials through Boise Cascade Building Materials Distribution's 33 distribution locations. A public company, it is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BCC.

The Boise Cascade logo, designed in the 1960s, depicts a pine tree inside the containing circle.[1] The company is run by Tom Corrick, formerly Boise Cascade's executive vice president in charge of Wood Products.

The company is not affiliated with the Canadian paper company Cascades.


Boise Cascade Company was established in 1957 as Boise Cascade Corporation, a result of the merger between Boise-Payette Lumber Company of Boise and the Cascade Lumber Company of Yakima, Washington.[2][3][4]

After over-extending itself into non-traditional areas under young CFO William Agee,[5] the company nearly went into liquidation in 1972. A management team under new CEO John Fery (1930–2017) got the company back to basics through the rest of the 1970s.[6]

After the purchase of OfficeMax in 2003,[7][8][9] Boise Cascade separated its distribution and manufacturing businesses the following year.[10][11] The pulp and paper assets of Boise Cascade L.L.C. were sold to an investment firm in 2008, then acquired by Packaging Corporation of America in 2013 and became its Boise Paper division.[12] Boise had entered the paper side of the forest products industry in 1958 with a new mill in treeless Wallula, Washington.[13][14]


  1. ^ "Boise Cascade Logo: Design and History". Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  2. ^ "Boise-Cascade merger with Potlatch complete". Ellensburg Daily Record. (Washington). Associated Press. July 4, 1957. p. 3. 
  3. ^ "Boise Cascade among top 3 firms; growth continues". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. September 8, 1965. p. 12. 
  4. ^ "Boise Cascade to stay in Idaho". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. October 12, 1979. p. 3. 
  5. ^ Sloan, Allan (July 5, 1983). "Agee's rise to the top was made without serious setbacks". St. Petersburg Times. (Florida). Field Newspaper Syndicate. p. 9B. 
  6. ^ "Boise-Cascade back". Ellensburg Daily Record. (Washington). UPI. April 25, 1979. p. 15. 
  7. ^ Sorkin, Andrew Ross (July 14, 2003). "Boise Cascade is near buying OfficeMax as outlet for its paper". New York Times. Retrieved September 2, 2017. 
  8. ^ Osterman, Rachel (July 15, 2003). "Boise Cascade buying OfficeMax". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 2, 2017. 
  9. ^ Russell, Betsy Z. (July 15, 2003). "Boise Cascade expands office-products reach". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. A8. 
  10. ^ Fick, Bob (July 26, 2004). "Boise Cascade selling paper, timberland assests". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). Associated Press. p. 4A. 
  11. ^ Carpenter, Dave (February 16, 2005). "CEO of Office Max resigns, 2 more fired amid investigation". Kentucky New Era. (Hopkinsville). Associated Press. p. A11. 
  12. ^ "Our history". Boise Paper. Retrieved August 23, 2016. 
  13. ^ Schick, Jim B. (June 14, 1960). "Boise-Cascade has paper plant on sands". Ellensburg Daily Record (Washington). (Walla Walla Union-Bulletin). p. 6. 
  14. ^ "Pulp, paper mill at Wallula plans $5,000,000 expansion". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). June 19, 1960. p. 17. 

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