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Canfor to permanently close Isle Pierre sawmill in British Columbia, Canada

Isle Pierre sawmill, British Columbia, Canada, permanent, closure

Canfor Corporation will be closing its Isle Pierre sawmill, which is located near Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. The closure will take effect in the 3Q 2020 following an orderly wind down of operations. The closure is a result of an insufficient supply of economically viable timber following the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic, coupled …

ARAUCO to close particleboard line in North Carolina and upgrade MDF line

ARAUCO, particleboard line, MDF line, North Carolina, Moncure, closure, integration

Arauco announced on 30th January that it will close its particleboard line in Moncure, North Carolina, effective April 2020. Arauco said the decision was based on an assessment over several years that the older manufacturing platform was less competitive in a challenging marketplace compared to the company’s other advanced, …

NZ sawmills closures amid log shortage and inflated log prices caused by overseas subsidies

New Zealand, overseas subsidies, softwood, pine, sawmill closures, inflated prices

Sawmills in New Zealand find it hard to stay profitable when overseas competitors can benefit from subsidies, Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association (WPMA), New Zealand’s main timber industry organisation says. The problem is so bad that one day all timber used in New Zealand may have to be imported instead, despite having around two …

Tolko to permanently close its Kelowna mill in Canada

Tolko, Kelowna mill, Canada, closure

Following a thorough examination of all contributing factors including log costs, market conditions, and cumulative policy burden, Tolko will permanently close its Kelowna division on January 8, 2020, as the company says in its press release. “At this time, our thoughts are with impacted employees in Kelowna,” says President and CEO …

Loss of jobs and high log prices led to log truckers protest in Vancouver

British Columbia, logging, forestry, job cuts, sawmill closure, Canada, Vancouver, trucks, forestry industry

As many as 200 logging trucks came rumbling through downtown Vancouver on 25 September, bringing to attention the plight of B.C.’s embattled forestry sector to provincial leaders, reported Global News. Government MLAs and the province’s mayors were gathered at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the annual Union of BC Municipalities …

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