Elko and Radium Sawmills Affected by Canfor Curtailment

(Supplied by Canfor)

Canfor is again curtailing operations at all of its sawmills in British Columbia which includes both the Elko and Radium Sawmill.

As part of the curtailment, only Canfor's WynnWood Sawmill in Wynndel is unaffected.

"The majority of mills will be curtailed for two weeks or the equivalent, with extended curtailments of four weeks at Houston and Plateau, and six weeks at Mackenzie," said Canfor in a statement.

Canfor will temporarily shut down the sawmills from June 17th to July 26th.

"The curtailments are due to very poor lumber markets and the high cost of fibre, which are making the operating conditions in B.C. uneconomic."

Canfor said the curtailments will reduce their production by about 200 million board feet.

In July, Canfor's Vavenby Sawmill will also fully shut down, leaving the company with 12 operational sawmills in Canada, producing an annual capacity of about 3.5 billion board feet.

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