Tolko to take two weeks of downtime at its Vernon sawmill

Tolko Industries Ltd.
May 15, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

VERNON, B.C. — Tolko Industries announced two weeks of unscheduled downtime at its Lakeview sawmill operations. “Significantly high log costs in BC and a lack of available economic fibre continue to impact our ability to run at a higher capacity,” says Troy Connolly. “While our goal is to ensure consistency and stability for all of our operations, the steep decline in lumber demand and upward cost pressures in the province unfortunately make this a necessary decision.” …The last day of production will be Friday, May 19 and operations will resume on Monday, June 5. Lakeview’s shipping and planer operations will continue to operate during the downtime. …Approximately 50 employees will be impacted and the potential for approximately 10 million board feet of lumber will be removed from production. Pino Pucci said they “will continue to work for our customers and do our best to minimize any impacts. 

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