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Fire shuts Canfor mill for two weeks


June 13, 2006
By Pulp & Paper Canada

A fire its PolarBoard oriented strandboard mill in Fort Nelson, BC means two weeks of unscheduled downtime for the …

A fire its PolarBoard oriented strandboard mill in Fort Nelson, BC means two weeks of unscheduled downtime for the Canfor facility.

The fire broke out late on the night of June 9. The mill’s internal fire suppression system was able to contain the blaze, while Canfor and community firefighters extinguished the flames. No one was injured. Investigations are currently underway to determine what caused the fire.

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The shutdown, affecting roughly 21 million square feet of production, will provide the company with an opportunity to undertake other maintenance projects.

In other, though unrelated Canfor news, shareholders approved a special resolution authorizing the spinout of 20% of the company’s pulp business. The transaction is expected to wrap up by the end of June.


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