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March 31, 2022

Canfor to reduce operating schedules for Western Canadian sawmills

Canfor to reduce operating schedules for Western Canadian sawmills

Canfor Corporation will implement reduced operating schedules at its Western Canadian sawmills effective April 4, 2022 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.

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

Canfor Pulp announces extension of production curtailment 

Canfor Pulp Products Inc. is also announcing a minimum six-week extension of the curtailment of BCTMP production at Taylor Pulp due to the ongoing transportation shortages that have resulted in continued high finished product inventories at the pulp mill.

"Unfortunately, the ongoing rail transportation situation has not improved, and we have no choice but to extend the current production curtailment," said Kevin Anderson, VP Operations, Canfor Pulp. "We are very disappointed in the ongoing impact this is having on our employees, their families and the community."

The curtailment extension will further reduce the production of BCTMP by at least 25,000 tonnes.

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