Cariboo Pulp & Paper announces planned curtailment in April and in their third quarter
by CM Staff
The decision is the result of the decline in availability of sawmill residuals.
VANCOUVER — West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. announced the planned curtailment of operations at Cariboo Pulp & Paper located in Quesnel, British Columbia, beginning in mid-April for a month and then for another month in the third quarter.
The decision is the result of the decline in availability of sawmill residuals. The fibre supply challenge in British Columbia is well documented. Infestation, fire, and government policy decisions have all impacted the amount of available fibre in the province.
Downtime at Cariboo Pulp & Paper will help better align their production capacity this year with the available fibre supply, according to the company. These plans may be adjusted should fibre forecasts change.
Cariboo Pulp & Paper expects to mitigate some of the impact on its affected employees through vacation scheduling and alternative work assignments.
Cariboo Pulp & Paper is jointly owned by West Fraser and Mercer International.
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