The Ardew mill site has some activity on it this week .Lumber cut at its new owners Aspen Planners Ltd is being piled for planning at the site. A source says that although the Ardew milling operation was not automated they had a good planner.

Aspen planners cut lumber for their mill on Quilchena Avenue and plane it at the old Weyerhaeuser mill site which they also own and use exclusively for planning.

modernization and consolidation of operations have dramatically reduced the amount of workers employed here at local mills.

The old Ardew site remains bare of logs. ardew wood products was a family operation that employed about 60 people.

Today in History: June 4, 1975

California gives farm workers collective bargaining rights.