The Potlatch Lumber Company was incorporated in 1903. It planned a lumber mill on the Palouse River and began construction in 1905, completed in 1906. The mill operated until 1981. The company town of Potlatch, Idaho was built to serve the mill. Over 200 buildings were designed by architect C. Ferris White for the firm. The town soon became the second biggest town in Latah County, Idaho, and the firm was the biggest taxpayer in Idaho for some years.:?8–9?The Commercial Historic District , which includes the main administrative building of the company, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.In 1985, Canadian businessman Samuel Belzberg's First City Financial Corporation attempted a takeover of the company. Potlatch eventually bought back the corporation's 1.1 million shares, paying $8.1 million and ending the takeover bid. With the buyback, the stock returned to the control of the Weyerhaeuser family, the descendants of the original founder.In March 2002, Potlatch sold its Cloquet, Minnesota, pulp and printing papers facilities and associated assets to Sappi Limited for US$480 million. This sale marked its exit from the coated printing papers business. Sappi closed the facilities and moved the production to its own plants in Skowhegan, Maine, and Westbrook, Maine.In 2006, Potlatch restructured to form a real estate investment trust . In this restructuring all of the company's manufacturing operations are held by a wholly owned subsidiary, allowing the company to refocus on managing their large land holdings in Oregon, Idaho, Minnesota, and Arkansas.
In February 2018, Potlatch acquired Deltic Timber Corp., a smaller Arkansas-based timber company. Following the merger, the company was renamed PotlatchDeltic Corporation. The merged companies owned 2 million acres of timber in total.
Mr. Thomas J. Temple (VP of Wood Products)
Ms. Ashlee Townsend Cribb (VP of Wood Products)
Mr. Robert L. Schwartz (VP of HR)
Mr. Wayne Wasechek (Controller & Principal Accounting Officer)
Ms. Anna E. Torma (VP of Public Affairs & Chief ESG Officer)
Recognition and Awards
Mr. Eric J. Cremers (Pres, CEO & Director)
Mr. Jerald W. Richards CPA (VP & CFO)
Ms. Michele L. Tyler (VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec.)