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Canfor Cuts in BC


April 9, 2008
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Shift cuts and four-day work weeks have been announced for some of Canfor’s northern BC mills. According to a repor…

Shift cuts and four-day work weeks have been announced for some of Canfor’s northern BC mills. According to a report by the Prince George Citizen, the company confirmed it will be implementing two shifts from three at its P.G. Sawmill, while its Clear Lake finger-joint lumber facility will be cut back from two shifts to one. Roughly 100 employees will be impacted by these decisions.

Four-day work weeks have been announced for Canfor’s Rustad Bros, Clear Lake, Mackenzie, Fort St. John, Quesnel and Houston facilities, all in BC, as well as the company’s Grand Prairie mill in Alberta.

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The Citizen confirmed the cutbacks translate to the removal of 600 million board feet of production, or the equivalent of two large sawmills.

It’s very difficult times and very difficult decisions, but they are being made to sustain the business and provide us with the opportunity to come out the back side of this in a strong position, the Prince George Citizen reported Mark Feldinger, vice-president of manufacturing as saying.


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