Canfor curtailing an additional 75 million board feet of production capacity

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Canfor curtailing an additional 75 million board feet of production capacity

September 23, 2019 - 06:43
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Canfor Corporation announced additional operating curtailments which will reduce production capacity by 75 million board feet between September 3 rd and the end of the year.

The company‘s Houston, Polar, Prince George and Fort St. John sawmills were curtailed the week of September 3rd. In addition, Canfor’s Plateau and Houston mills transitioned to a four-day work week, which will remain in effect until market and economic conditions support a return to the full operating schedule of five days per week. The curtailments are due to the ongoing low price of lumber and the high cost of fibre, which are making the operating conditions in BC uneconomic.

These curtailments are in addition to all previously announced capacity reductions