Collectively, South Coast Lumber Company is the largest employer in Curry County, Ore. Founded in the 1950s, it manufactures veneer, plywood, plywood specialties and laminated veneer lumber for industrial applications, lumber, studs, chips and other by-products. Plywood specialties include siding, sanded plywood, laminated plywood products and concrete forms. These products are manufactured primarily from Douglas fir and are shipped to domestic wholesalers and foreign exporters. Located in Brookings, Ore., South Coast Lumber Co. & Affiliates are related by common ownership and management. All three companies, South Coast Milling, South Coast Lumber Company and Pacific Wood Laminates, are separate corporations that are incorporated in Oregon. Each uses the registered trade name SOCOMI which stands for South Coast Milling. South Coast Lumber also owns substantial prime Douglas fir timber and timberlands predominately located in Curry County.