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Canfor announces more shut downs

Canfor has announced its Houston, Polar, Prince George and Fort St. John sawmills will be shut down for one week, starting September 3.

In addition, Canfor’s Plateau and Houston mills will transition to a four-day work week in September, which will remain in effect until market and economic conditions support a return to the full operating schedule of five days per week.

The shut downs and cutbacks are due to the ongoing low price of lumber and the high cost of fibre, which are making the operating conditions in B.C. uneconomic, according to a company news release.

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