West Fraser to temporarily cut production at four mills

West Fraser Mills announced today it will implement temporary production curtailments over the holiday period at four of its British Columbia sawmills.

The company’s operations in Chasm, 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and Chetwynd are all affected by the decision.

“Challenging lumber markets and high log costs coupled with log supply constraints have necessitated this difficult decision,” said Ted Seraphim, CEO of West Fraser, in a statement posted on the company’s website.

The curtailments are expected to reduce spruce-pine-fire lumber production by approximately 25 million board feet in 2018.