Sinclar Group Forest Products Announces Temporary Curtailments in BC

Sinclar Group Forest Products Ltd. announced on Monday (1-23-23) that, effective Monday, January 30th, it will curtail lumber production at three locations in BC for two weeks: Apollo Forest Products in Fort St. James, the Lakeland Mills in Prince George, and Nechako Lumber Co. in Vanderhoof.

In a statement, Sinclar Group President Greg Stewart said, “Regrettably, it is necessary to curtail our lumber operations at this time. Sinclar remains committed to the long-term sustainability of our operations, while continuing to support our employees, local First Nations, and communities.

Weak market conditions and constraints on an economical fiber supply are having a significant negative impact across the BC forest industry.

The Premium Pellet operation will continue to run, and Lakeland will continue to provide heat to the Prince George Downtown Renewable Energy System.

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