West Fraser curbs Florida operation

West Fraser Timber Co. has announced the “indefinite curtailment” of operations at its Perry Sawmill in Florida later this month. The company cited “high fibre costs and softening lumber markets” as motivating the decision. The measures will eliminate about 125 jobs and will reduce West Fraser’s U.S. lumber output by 100 million board feet. The company stated its intention to offer laid off workers positions at other locations.