Canfor has announced that it plans to reopen two B.C. area sawmills on Monday, 11th May. Its operations in Vanderhoof (Plateau) and in Chetwynd will resume operating at four days a week, as will its Elko sawmill in the Kootenays, while its WynnWood sawmill in the Kootenays will run five days a week.
Ongoing downtime at Houston, Isle Pierre, Polar and Radium is being extended until at least the middle of May. They had been scheduled to reopen on May 1.
Canfor spokeswoman Michelle Ward said, “We will continue to assess market demand and operating economics and will make capacity adjustments to align supply with demand as necessary.” Isle Pierre, Plateau and Houston have been closed since March 30 and Polar and Chetwynd since mid-April.