Tolko to cut some shifts at Heffley Creek mill in Kamloops

By Victor Kaisar
Radio NL – Kamloops News
March 22, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

Tolko is temporarily cutting some graveyard and weekend shifts at the Heffley Creek mill in Kamloops, citing a drop in the demand for some of its wood products. Tolko’s Director of People and Services, Brett VanderHoek, tells NL News the graveyard lathe shift and weekend drying shifts will be impacted beginning the first week of April. “Employees have been informed this week and we are working to redeploy those impacted,” VanderHoek said. “The site will continue to produce veneer to meet the internal demand for plywood production.” The Heffley Creek Mill employs 250 people that produce plywood and veneer. “We would prefer to be fully operational and are working to redeploy employees within the terms of the collective agreement,” VanderHoek added. “This temporary shift reduction is due to high fibre costs and weak North American plywood markets.” 

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