Low log inventory and road restrictions has led to the temporary shutdown of Vaagen Fiber Canada’s Midway sawmill. The mill is expected to be idle for 8 to 10 weeks effective February 18th, 2020. The mill is non-tenured, meaning that the company purchases all of its logs from open market and while the sources are available, road restrictions both in tonnage and speed makes bringing logs to the facility uneconomical. Vaagen, anticipates that all of their 70 full-time employees and many of their contracted employees will be rehired once operation’s start back up.
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Midway mill shutdown expected to last 8 to 10 weeks