Tolko commits to rebuild fire-damaged sawmill in Williams Lake

Monica Lamb-Yorski
Williams Lake Tribune
November 15, 2017
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

Tolko Industries Ltd. said it is committed to rebuild its Lakeview Division sawmill where a fire damaged offices in the building earlier this month, but confirmed the sawmill could remain closed until next May. “It’s hard to say exactly how long the mill will be down for at this time as the engineering for the rebuild has yet to be completed,” general manager Troy Connolly stated in an e-mail Wednesday. “It could be as long as six months.” At this point, the cause of the fire is still under investigation and it will take a few more weeks before the company receives an investigation report, Lockyer added, noting the planer has continued to operate since Nov. 6, and will be running for “a little while yet.”

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