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Posted: April 1, 2022

Canfor announces reduced operating schedules

Canfor Corporation announced March 30 that it will implement reduced operating schedules at its Western Canadian sawmills effective April 4, due to the cumulative effects of the unprecedented global supply chain crisis that has been ongoing for several months.

The reduced operating schedules will remain in effect for a minimum of four weeks and the Company will continue to assess and make adjustments to operating schedules as supply chain conditions evolve.

“We are experiencing extreme supply chain challenges that are significantly impacting our operations and it has become imperative to reduce operating schedules to address our unsustainable inventory levels. We regret the impact that the reduced operating schedules will have on our employees, contractors and communities and we will make efforts to mitigate the negative effects,” said Don Kayne, President and CEO, Canfor. “We will continue to leverage our global operating platform to minimize disruptions in supply to our customers.”

It is anticipated that the reduced operating schedules will impact production capacity by a minimum of 100 million board feet.

Canfor operates sawmills in Radium Hot Springs (pictured) and Elko.

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