West Fraser suspended operations in Canada due to wild fires in the nearby

West Fraser has temporarily suspended operations in 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and Chasm due to wild fires in the region nearby the mills.

According to the announcement, the company’s mills in Williams Lake and Chasm have staff and resources that are being deployed to protect our facilities and the communities. In the case of our 100 Mile House mill, the staff and community have been evacuated to comply with evacuation orders in the surrounding areas.

The effected facilities represent annual production capacity of 800 million board feet of lumber and 270 million square feet of plywood.

Norbord also suspended production at its OSB mill in Canada due to wild fires in the nearby.

Earlier West Fraser Timber declared a quarterly dividend payable on July 18, 2017.

About West Fraser Timber:

The company is an integrated wood products company producing lumber, wood chips, LVL, MDF, plywood, pulp and newsprint. The Company has operations in western Canada and the southern United States.

Source: Woodbizforum