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Tembec idles sawmill


July 10, 2007
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Tembec is closing its Huntsville, ON hardwood sawmill for one week. The facility closed on July 9, and will restart…

Tembec is closing its Huntsville, ON hardwood sawmill for one week. The facility closed on July 9, and will restart on a one-shift basis on July 16, with the second shift to remain idle for an indefinite period.

This one-week shutdown and the subsequent indefinite shutdown of the second shift are due to a combination of factors, including overall market conditions for hardwood lumber, economic sawlog availability, and the high value of the Canadian dollar, said Dennis Rounsville, executive vice president and president of Tembecs forest products group.

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The shutdown will impact 53 employees in total; 29 will return to work following the one-week closure, while the remaining 24 will be affected by the loss of the second shift.

Management has met with employees to bring them up to speed with this decision.


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