Extreme wildfire conditions prompts Canfor to curtail Canadian production
Canada-headed integrated forest products major Canfor Corporation (Canfor) has announced the curtailment of approximately 115 million board feet of production capacity at its Canadian sawmills during the third quarter of 2021 due to the significant supply chain challenges and transportation backlog in Western Canada as a result of the extreme wildfire conditions.
The wildfires burning in Western Canada are significantly impacting the supply chain and our ability to transport products to market. As a result, we are implementing short-term production curtailments at our Canadian sawmills beginning July 26. We are developing site-specific plans to minimize the impacts to our employees and contractors, said Stephen Mackie, Executive Vice President, North American Operations, Canfor.
Canfor is working closely with the provincial wildfire services and governments to support a safe response to the very dynamic wildfire conditions in Western Canada.