Tolko Industries plans to resume production at its curtailed Armstrong and Soda Creek sawmill facilities—both in British Columbia—on March 6th, according to local reporting by Castanet (3-2-23).
Both mills have been shut down since Christmas and were originally scheduled to restart at the end of January. However, citing high log costs and weak lumber markets, the production curtailments were extended through February. The curtailments were expected to reduce production by approximately 35 million board feet of stud lumber.
Tolko’s spokesperson Chris Downey told Castanet that employees have been informed of the return to work. “The planer at each location will run a single shift for the first week to build up inventory, and both mills should be back to full production the following week.”
Tolko’s White Valley and Armstrong plywood divisions were only closed over the holidays following a substation fire.
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