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Canfor mills to close for two weeks over Christmas

Canfor Corporation announced today that all of its sawmills, except one, will be shut down for two weeks over Christmas.

All sawmills, with the exception of WynnWood, will be shut down for two weeks from December 23 through January 3, with operations resuming on January 6. WynnWood will be shut down for five days.

The shut downs are due to the high cost of fibre and continued weak lumber markets, which are making the operating conditions uneconomic, according to the company.

“We deeply regret that our employees have been impacted by multiple curtailments in 2019, we know it has been a difficult year for our employees, contractors, their families and the local communities,” said Stephen Mackie, Senior Vice President, Canadian Operations, Canfor, in  news release. “The curtailments are not a reflection on our hard-working employees or contractors. We appreciate all of their efforts and continued commitment to safety during these difficult times.”

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