On Monday (1-23-22), Tolko Industries announced that downtime at its Soda Creek and Armstrong Lumber divisions will continue through the month of February, in Canada’s westernmost province of British Columbia. The extended curtailments will reduce production by approximately 35 million board feet of stud lumber.
Vice President of Solid Wood Troy Connolly said, “High log costs and weak lumber markets continue to impact our operating footprint in the province. While we strive to ensure consistency and stability for all of our operations, the upward cost pressures in the province combined with the notable decline in lumber demand make the decision necessary.”
Separately, operations will resume this week at Tolko’s White Valley and Armstrong Plywood divisions in BC. After a substation fire in late December, these facilities were forced to take downtime.
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