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Canfor announces production reduction throughout B.C.

A two-week curtailment will begin Sept. 26 followed by reduced operating schedules

Canfor has announced a temporary reduction in production in B.C. through the end of 2022. The company says it’s facing challenging market conditions.

The production capacity will be reduced through a two-week curtailment beginning September 26, 2022 at the majority of its solid wood facilities in B.C. 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.

Canfor says to limit the impact on employees, they will have the opportunity to work during the downtime to complete maintenance projects and other site activities.