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West Fraser announces holiday downtime at four B.C. mills

West Fraser announces holiday downtime at four B.C. mills

West Fraser has announced temporary downtime at four of its B.C. sawmills.

The company announced Friday that workers at its Chetwynd, Williams Lake, Chasm, and 100 Mile House mills will be off the job during the holiday season.

West Fraser has not specified when the curtailments will begin, how many workers are affected, and how long the downtime will last.

CEO Ted Seraphim calls the cuts a difficult decision, but says challenging lumber markets and high log costs coupled with log supply constraints make it necessary.

The curtailments are expected to reduce lumber production by approximately 25 million board feet.

Earlier in November, West Fraser announced that it was permanently reducing production at its Fraser Lake and Quesnel sawmills, affecting about 135 workers.

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