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Sinclar Group Forest Products announces two-week shut downs at Lakeland, Apollo, and Nechako

Sinclar Group Forest Products Ltd. shutting its lumber operations at Apollo Forest Products in Fort St. James, Lakeland Mills in Prince George, and Nechako Lumber Co. in Vanderhoof, for two weeks, effective January 30.

“There are factors outside of our control that are having a detrimental impact on our business,” said Sinclar President Greg Stewart. “Regrettably, it is necessary to curtail our lumber operations at this time.”

Weak market conditions and constraints on an economical fibre supply are having a significant negative impact across the B.C. forest industry, he said.

“Sinclar remains committed to the long-term sustainability of our operations, while continuing to support our employees, local First Nations, and communities,” said Stewart.

The Premium Pellet operation will continue to run, and Lakeland will continue to provide heat to the Prince George Downtown Renewable Energy System.

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