BRITISH COLUMBIA - Canadian lumber giant Canfor continues restricting production - this time shutting down one British Columbia sawmill and permanently eliminating a shift at another.
The company said the shutdown at its Mackenzie mill, technically an indefinite curtailment, is necessary because of poor lumber markets, challenging operating conditions, and the high cost of fiber. The shift elimination at Isle Pierre, beginning September 20, is prompted by the mountain pine beetle epidemic and an overall insuffiecient lumber supply.
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