They use their land to grow forests for timber production under their company known as Sierra Pacific Industries which is the largest lumber production company in the USA.
Sierra Pacific Industries owns 14 saw mills across the US. The Emmerson family owns 2.4 million acres of forest land.
According to the land report 100, in 2021 the Emmerson family had titled deed for 2.33 million acres of land.
Red Emmerson is the patriarch of the family. He started timber products business with his father in 1949.
The Emmerson family has a net worth of $5.2 billion according to Forbes Magazine.
Sierra Pacific Industries
Sierra Pacific Industries owns trucks and trucking terminals which they use to transport logs, lumber and chips across America. SPI operates 18 sawmills in California, Oregon and Washington.
Noti Saw Mill
SPI Sonora Trucking Division
SPI Burney Burney, CA
State-of-the-Art Conifer Seedling Nursery
SPI Shasta Lake Sawmill
Chinese camp sawmill
Anderson Main Office
In 2022, SPI planted 12.3 million tree seedlings across California. Sierra Pacific Industries plants 7 million trees every year.
Sierra Pacific Industries uses wood waste to generate energy through 7 co-generation plants. Together they produce 180 MW of electric power enough to supply 140,000 homes.
Equipment used by SPI
- Portal cranes
- Pick-up Trucks