Aspen Planers has temporarily restarted a second shift at its B.C. Merritt mill through the holidays, thanks to the acquisition of additional fiber supply. The wood chips will be used at the Domtar Pulp mill in Kamloops.
That supply is said to be coming from multiple sources, including the company’s purchase of wood left over in the log yard of the shuttered Canfor sawmill in Vavenby, which closed this past summer. Aspen also bought some logs from the provincial government at current stumpage rates, which ranges in the Cascades District from between $20 and $50 per cubic meter, dependent on variables including species, condition of timber and distance to market.
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