Canfor pulp mills hit with curtailments

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Canfor Pulp Products Inc. (TSX:CFX) said June 27 it will be implementing phased summer curtailments in July and August at its Intercontinental and Northwood NBSK pulp mills in Prince George.

"This is due to a significant deterioration in market conditions, in combination with fibre supply constraints and higher fibre costs resulting from recent sawmill curtailments across the B.C. industry," the company said in a press release.

The curtailments will reduce Canfor Pulp's production output by 75,000 tonnes of NBSK pulp. It intends to resume full production at Intercontinental and Northwood in September, the company said.

Canfor Corportation (TSX:CFP), which owns a controlling interest in Canfor Pulp, had announced in June it was permanently shutting down its Vavenby, B.C. sawmill and selling the facility’s associated forest tenure to Interfor Corp. (TSX:IFP).

- With files from Nelson Bennett

Prince George Citizen