Skeena Sawmills in Terrace cuts production amid high cost of logging

By Michael Bramadat-Willcock
The Terrace Standard
October 27, 2022
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

Skeena Sawmills in Terrace is cutting production due to the high cost of logging and log shortages. Lionel Chabot, the plant manager told employees Oct. 24 that the company is dealing with the highest fibre costs he has seen in his career and that it’s getting difficult to forecast operational plans. “In reality, what this means is the mill will be operational 50 per cent of the time going forward and into the New Year,” Chabot wrote. …Rick Nelson, the first vice-president with the United Steelworkers Union Local 1-1937 that represents workers at the mill, isn’t yet sure how many workers will be affected. …The plan is to re-open Nov. 14 based on log delivery expectations. Production is to then resume until Nov. 24 followed by another closure until Dec. 5. Thereafter the mill will run until Dec. 9 at which point it will close until after Christmas.

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