Archie Aldis Emmerson was bornon 1929 in Redding, California, United States. Archie Aldis Emmerson is #514 in List Billionaires People In The World. The country's third largest landowner, Archie Aldis "Red" Emmerson and his family own nearly 2 million acres. His Sierra Pacific Industries is the largest private lumber production firm in the nation with 15 sawmills across California and Washington. Red and his father Curly started SPI in 1949. It went public in 1969 but 4 years later Curly and Red bought out their partner and took it private. Today, Red's sons George and Mark run the firm as president and chairman, respectively, though Red is still at the office nearly every day.
As of 2016, he is the third largest private land owner in the United States
The Foundation was established in 1979 by Red’s father
In 1949 Emmerson and his father formed a partnership and went into the lumber business together, eventually producing manufacturing facilities in the northwest
In 1948, at age 19, Emmerson arrived in Arcata, California where he began working in mills learning as much as he could about every job in the plant
Born in Grand Ronde, Oregon in 1929, and lived his early years in meager surroundings