Sinclar Group sawmills closed


Lumber producer Sinclar Group will close three sawmills for three weeks starting Monday.

Lakeland Mills in Prince George, Nechako Lumber in Vanderhoof and Apollo Forest Products in Fort St. James will be affected, the company announced Friday.

Inventory will continue to be shipped from logging operations for a week.

Premium Pellet in Vanderhoof and Winton Homes in Prince George will continue to operate.

“I understand that this decision will cause difficulties for our employees and their families. It was an extremely difficult decision to make, “said Sinclar Group President Greg Stewart.

“Unfortunately, given current global market conditions, the decision to cut was a matter of time, not so. We firmly believed that reducing at this critical time, as the world fights against COVID-19, was the right thing to do as it would help reduce the risks to our community and allow many of our employees to be at home with their family during a very critical time. “

West Fraser and Canfor have also reduced operations in response to the epidemic.


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