Canfor to Reopen Two 2 B.C. Area Sawmills – Others Will Remain Closed for Now

Canfor has announced that it plans to reopen two B.C. area sawmills on Monday, 11th May. Its operations in Vanderhoof (Plateau) and in Chetwynd will resume operating at four days a week, as will its Elko sawmill in the Kootenays, while its WynnWood sawmill in the Kootenays will run five days a week. Ongoing downtime at Houston, Isle Pierre, Polar and Radium is being extended until at least the middle of May. They had been scheduled to reopen on May 1. Canfor spokeswoman Michelle Ward said in an email, “We will continue to assess market demand and operating economics and will make capacity adjustments to align supply with demand as necessary.” Isle Pierre, Plateau and Houston have been closed since March 30 and Polar and Chetwynd since mid-April.

FEA compiles the Wood Markets News from various 3rd party sources to provide readers with the latest news impacting forest product markets. Opinions or views expressed in these articles do not necessarily represent those of FEA.