Conifex taking unscheduled downtime at Mackenzie lumber mill

By Conifex Timber Inc.
May 19, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

VANCOUVER, BC — Conifex Timber announced that it has made the difficult decision to take unscheduled downtime for four weeks at its Mackenzie, BC sawmill commencing June 5, 2023. It is anticipated that the unscheduled downtime will impact production capacity by approximately 16 million board feet. The downtime is necessitated by the low water levels forecasted in the Williston Reservoir negatively impacting Conifex’s ability to safely and efficiently utilize its reservoir assets and reduced demand for lumber products amid challenging economic conditions. Conifex intends to utilize the production downtime to complete critical maintenance activities at its sawmill. “We regret the impact this may have on our employees, their families, and the community,” said Ken Shields, CEO. …Conifex’s power plant operation will remain unaffected.

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