VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Canfor Corporation announced a temporary reduction in production in British Columbia (BC) due to "challenging market conditions."
The production capacity will be reduced through a two-week curtailment beginning Sept. 26, 2022, at the majority of solid wood facilities in BC and will be followed by the resumption of reduced operating schedules until the end of 2022. This is expected to result in a reduction of approximately 200 million board feet of production capacity.
"We are temporarily curtailing production in BC due to reduced market demand. We will leverage our global operating platform to prioritize the requirements of our customers," said Don Kayne, president and CEO, Canfor.
To limit the impact on employees, they will have the opportunity to work during the downtime to complete maintenance projects and other site activities.
Canfor is a leading integrated forest products company based in Vancouver with interests in British Columbia, Alberta, North and South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana, as well as in Sweden with 70% interest in Vida Group. Canfor produces primarily softwood lumber and also owns a 54.8% interest in Canfor Pulp Products Inc., which is one of the largest global producers of market Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft Pulp and a leading producer of high-performance kraft paper.
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