Canfor reports more lumber production halts

The lumber producer will temporarily curtail operations at three British Columbia mills.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Canfor Corporation, the Vancouver, British Columbia-based lumber producer announced it will be temporarily curtailing operations at three British Columbia mills.

The company said the move is due to log supply constraints, log costs and current market conditions.

Canfor’s sawmill in Vavenby will be curtailed for 6 weeks from Feb. 11 to March 22. In addition, Canfor’s sawmills in Houston and Mackenzie will be curtailed for one week each in the first quarter.

Combined, the curtailments will reduce Canfor’s production output by approximately 40 million board feet, the company said.

This is in addition to the approximately 150 million board feet of production capacity that was curtailed by Canfor in Q4 2018 and early Q1 2019.

Canfor operates 13 sawmills in Canada, with total annual capacity of approximately 3.8 billion board feet.


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