The Vaagen Fibre Canada mill in Midway, B.C. has been shut down indefinitely, citing trouble sourcing wood fibre at market prices. In a message posted Friday from the Vaagen family, they said 85 employees and nearly 100 contractors, vendors and suppliers were told the news Thursday. “Our workers, their families, suppliers, and contractors will be impacted, not to mention the countless businesses our employees support like local restaurants, stores, and other general services in the rural communities in the local area,” the family wrote. “Although the news we are sharing is not good news, we are steadfastly committed to continue to look for solutions for every possible way forward.” …The Vaagens are not ready to give up. While the closure is indefinite, they are hoping for help lobbying the provincial government to make policy changes.
Additional coverage in Business in Vancouver by Nelson Bennett: Family sawmill in Midway shutting down
Vaagen Fibre Canada: A Message from the Vaagen Family Regarding the Shut Down of Vaagen Fibre Canada