Sawmill Curtailments, Closures

Tl’oh Forest Products, out of Fort St. James, BC, will be closing its doors as of July 31st, putting 43 employees out of work, according to 250News Wednesday. The  plant produced finger-joint  products, but  the company says  there has been “a fundamental shift in markets that  does not allow the business to remain viable”.”
The company also states future fibre uncertainty led to the decision to shut down the operation.
Operating as a partnership between Apollo Forest Products and the Nak’azdli First Nation,  Tl’oh has been in business for nearly 20 years.
The assets of the finger-joint plant will be prepared for storage until either operations resume, or  a decision is made on the future of the mill.
In Quebec, Maibec, based in Levis, will temporarily shut down it’s Masardis,  MN, lumber mill in US for a few weeks. The mill was acquired in January from Fraser Timber and employs approximately 135 people, producing over 100 million board feet of softwood lumber annually, which is sold in the US.
Maibec is a family business since 1946, with production units located in St. Pamphile and Saint Theophile de Beauce, Quebec, and Masardis.