Washington Sawmill Shutdown


Northwest Hardwoods lumber mill in Centralia, WA, is cutting production because the slowdown at West Coast ports has crippled its ability to export products.
Vice President Brian Narramore on Friday told The Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1Dp4qVe) production will be cut as much as half, starting Monday, impacting 100 employees one way or another.
Narramore says Northwest Hardwoods also is curtailing production at its mills in Longview and Garibaldi, OR, which represent half of the company’s capacity in the West.