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Canfor Pulp curtails Northwood and Taylor operations in B.C.


December 3, 2021
By CFI staff

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Canfor Pulp Products is temporarily reducing NBSK and BCTMP production at its Northwood Pulp and Taylor Pulp operations in B.C.

The company said in a statement recent weather-related transportation disruptions have reduced its pulp shipments, and mill inventories are nearing capacity.

Both mills will curtail production until transportation resumes. Northwood Pulp in Prince George will see a minimum two-week curtailment and Taylor Pulp in Taylor, B.C., a minimum four-week curtailment.

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“As a result of the extreme rainfall and flooding that B.C. has been experiencing in recent weeks, the rail and highway networks have been substantially impacted. Our employees have worked very hard to mitigate the impacts of the supply chain challenges and it has now become critical to reduce production to manage inventory levels and ensure employee safety until the transportation network returns to more normal operations,” said Canfor Pulp CEO Don Kayne.

Canfor Pulp said curtailments could continue if supply chain challenges in B.C. are not resolved in the coming weeks.