West Fraser reports mixed Q4 results

VANCOUVER — West Fraser Timber reported its Q4 sales totalled $1.1.29 billion. Its operating loss was $31 million, compared with a $54 million loss the previous quarter and earnings of $15 million for the comparable quarter of 2018. In the lumber segment, the company narrowed its loss to $23 million from $53 million in Q3. West Fraser’s panels business generated earnings of $8 million, down from $9 million in the previous quarter. The pulp and paper division’s loss widened to $12 million from $8 million in Q3.