Tolko’s Lavington, BC, Sawmill Curtailed Due to Energy Transformer Issue

Penticton Western News is reporting (12-7-23) that on Monday, December 4th, Tolko’s Lavington, BC, sawmill lost power due to an upset condition with an energy transformer, resulting in the curtailment of some activities at the mill for an extended period of time.

As of December 7th, activity at the shipping and log yards have not been impacted, but mill production is curtailed and will not resume until it is safe to do so.

“While it could take a month, we are working to shorten that timeline,” Tolko communications advisor Chris Downey told Penticton Western News.

Tolko Lavington employs more than 150 people, and approximately 115 of those employees have been directly impacted by the power issue.

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