Western Forest Products shuts Port Alberni sawmill for six months

Alberni Pacific Division (APD) Sawmill, owned by Western Forest Products, is located on Port Alberni’s waterfront. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

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Western Forest Products has temporarily shut down APD Sawmill in Port Alberni for the next six months, putting more than 100 forestry employees out of work.

Workers were told early last week that the mill would be closing, or curtailed, until the spring due to a lack of wood fibre. A curtailment is different from a permanent closure: it can either mean cutting back on production or closing a mill indefinitely.

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Source: Nanaimo News Bulletin

 

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