The Times Colonist is reporting that Paper Excellence is shutting down its Crofton pulp and paper mill for at least 30 days and its Port Alberni mill for a minimum of two weeks.
News in lumber
Maine’s Robbins Lumber Co. Announces Purchase of Two Pleasant River Lumber Co. Sawmills
Bangor, Maine’s WABI News is reporting that Robbins Lumber Company, a family-owned lumber sawmill company with sawmill facilities located in Searsmont and East Baldwin, is expanding.
Conifex Timber Announces Downtime at Its Mackenzie, BC, Sawmill
Conifex Timber Inc. announced Friday that it has decided to take unscheduled downtime for four weeks at its Mackenzie, BC, sawmill starting on June 5th. The company is estimating that approximately 16 million board feet will come out of production.
Skeena Sawmills Reopens Scales in Anticipation of Reopening on May 29th
Skeena Sawmills, which that has been shut down since early February, has reopened its scales today and has begun building log deck inventory in anticipation of the sawmill restarting on Monday, May 29th.
Tolko Announces Unscheduled Two-Week Downtime at Lakeview Sawmill in BC
Citing significantly higher log costs and a lack of available economic fiber, the company announced on Monday two weeks of unscheduled downtime at its Lakeview sawmill operation in Williams Lake, BC.
Arbec’s Lumber Mill in Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec, to Suspended Sawmilling Through End of May
According to Le Journal de Québec, Remabec, the parent company and owner of the Arbec lumber mill located in Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec, announced last Friday that it was suspending sawmilling activities at the facility until the end of May.
Sinclar Group Announces Curtailments at Its Apollo, Lakeland, and Nechako Facilities
Sinclar Group Forest Products announced on Monday that is curtailing operations for various periods of time over the next few months at its Apollo Forest Products in Fort St. James, Lakeland Mills in Prince George, and Nechako Lumber Co. in Vanderhoof, British Columbia.
Alaska Lumber Mills Prepare for New Legislation That Allows Them to Self-Grade Their Production
Proposed legislation that would keep Alaska’s lumber production more local has just passed the Alaskan House and Senate and is awaiting Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s signature, according to radio station KDLL. The bill which was first introduced in March quickly gained support.
Canfor’s Senior VP of Canadian Operations Discusses Houston Mill Closure and the Site’s Future
In an interview with Houston Today, Canfor’s senior vice president of Canadian operations said that Canfor would not be making a crucial decision on whether or not to replace its closed Houston sawmill until the end of July.
Fire Heavily Damages Hood Industries’ Bogalusa, Louisiana, Sawmill
4WWL TV reported Monday that a massive fire broke out on Sunday evening at Hood Industries’ sawmill facility located in Bogalusa, Louisiana. It took more than 15 different fire departments and over 100 firefighters to extinguish the blaze.