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Canadian News

West Fraser reports strong profits, but cuts shifts and reduces production

Despite reporting three quarters of a billion dollars in second quarter earnings, West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. is permanently curtailing approximately 170 million board feet of combined production at its Fraser Lake and Williams Lake sawmills and approximately 85 million square feet of plywood production at its Quesnel Plywood mill.  The curtailments will be realized through the elimination of one shift at each facility.

Woodworking Industry News

MJB Wood Group opens 500,000-sq.-ft. flagship facility

BRISTOL, Ind. -- Wood products and components manufacturer MJB Wood Group has opened its flagship facility in Bristol, Ind. The 500,000-square-foot facility features a railway spur, allowing for indoor unloading and increased shipment capacity, semi-bays, and a 100,000-square-foot fabrication area. The facility's features are anticipated to more than double its capacity for outbound goods. The elements allow increased efficiency for MJB by combining manufacturing and distribution under one roof.