Western Forest Products announced today it plans to temporarily reduce lumber production output by approximately 20 million board feet through the remainder of 2022. This to manage inventory levels to meet current market conditions.
The Cree Community of Waswanipi has reopened a lumber mill in the hopes of attracting jobs and addressing some of the social issues in the community. The facility has been dormant since 2012 and needed an overhaul to make it operational again.
Mission Forest Products held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday to celebrate the opening of their new sawmill, located outside the city limits of Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi.
The BC Government announced on Monday that more employment opportunities are in progress for contractors and forestry workers throughout rural BC under the province’s Forest Employment Program (FEP). It will be funded through the province’s $185 million support package to help British Columbians impacted by old growth deferrals.
Western Forest Products said that operations at its sawmill in Port Alberni, BC, have been temporarily curtailed. Work at the Alberni Pacific Division Sawmill has been curtailed since mid-October, and currently there is no date set for when it may restart.
Resolute Forest Products Inc. (RFP) announced on Monday that their stockholders have approved a proposal to adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated July 5, 2022, for the $2.7 billion acquisition offer from Paper Excellence Group.
Weyerhaeuser announced on Friday afternoon the successful resolution to a more than 6-week labor dispute, which has interrupted production in Oregon and Washington. The new agreement will result in the resumption of normal operations at all sites.
Skeena Sawmills in Terrace, BC, informed employees that the company is facing the highest fiber costs in recent memory. According to Lionel Chabot, the plant manager, the mill will be operating 50% of the time going forward from now and into the New Year.
On Monday, Gorman Bros. Lumber Ltd. announced it was making a small reduction to its workforce at its West Kelowna, BC, sawmill facility. The layoffs are a result of industry-wide challenges in sourcing timber supplies, the company says.
Springfield Oregon Television reported on Friday that progress toward ending a strike between Weyerhaeuser workers and the company, in Oregon and Washington State, might be nearing an end after a federal mediator was brought in.