West Fraser announces production cuts for June

VANCOUVER — West Fraser Timber has announced temporary production curtailments during which all mill activities will be curtailed for one week in June at five B.C. sawmills: Chetwynd, Quesnel, Williams Lake, Smithers and Fraser Lake. The company cited sustained weak pricing in global lumber markets and high log cost in making the decision. Lumber production is anticipated to be reduced by approximately 30 million board feet. Over the previous six months including this most recent announcement, West Fraser has implemented temporary and permanent capacity curtailments of approximately 125 million and 300 million board feet respectively.