1967 - Vanport Manufacturing, Inc. is formed with the purpose of manufacturing domestic lumber and exporting logs to Japan.
1975 - Vanport's small log sawmill is remodeled to produce metric size lumber for the Japanese market from bigger logs.
1982 - A Japanese model home (Teahouse) is built next to the Boring office to showcase all products produced at our mills.
1982 - Vanport is named "International Marketing Firm of the Year" by the Governor of Oregon.
1988 - Vanport becomes the 1st sawmill outside of Japan to receive the JAS (Japan Agricultural Standards) stamp of approval from the Japanese government.
1988 - Vanport starts marketing lumber for export to Japan from other US, Canadian and European sawmills, providing guidance in manufacturing, grading and marketing.
1994 - Vanport International is formed to better serve all of our partner mills with dedicated quality control, production, and marketing personnel.
1994 - Vanport establishes a presence in Russia, producing and marketing Red Pine Lumber directly into Asian markets.
1995 to 2003 - Vanport assists the Yakama Indian Nation to build a sawmill and train millworkers and management staff in the operation of the mill and marketing the lumber.
1997 - Vanport Canada is established to directly access logs and lumber for our Japanese customers.
2000 - Representation in China.
2008 - Warm Springs Forest Products becomes part of the Vanport Group.