Plywood, Manufacturing and Building Products Pioneer, John D. Reid, Passes Away

John D. Reid, entrepreneur and leader in the plywood and building products industry, has passed away.  He was 82.

John’s career and passion for the building and lumber industry was inherited from a family lineage of businessmen, starting with his grandfather, Peter Schafer, founding member of Schafer Brothers Logging Timber Company in Washington and moving on to his father, Harold L. Reid, who founded numerous companies, including Reid Bros. Construction Co., Aberdeen Lumber Co., and Richfield Distributing Company.

Carrying on the family legacy, John went on to start his own business, Reid & Associates, providing various industrial plywood and building products to mills and manufacturers across the west coast for more than thirty years.

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