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Feb 16, 2024

Interfor announces lumber production curtailments

Interfor will temporarily reduce lumber production at its British Columbia operations by approximately 30 million board feet in the first quarter of 2024. These curtailments are due to a combination of weak market conditions, low log inventory levels, and unseasonably warm weather that continues to negatively impact log deliveries across many areas of British Columbia.

The company will also indefinitely curtail sawmill operations in Philomath, OR. This curtailment is in response to persistent high log costs in the region and ongoing weak lumber market conditions. Sawmill production will be curtailed immediately followed by an orderly wind-down of operations, which is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2024. The Philomath sawmill produces a mix of kiln-dried and green Hemlock and Douglas-fir dimensional lumber and timbers and has an annual capacity of 220 million board feet.

The company will continue to operate three US northwest stud mills located in Oregon and Washington.

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