Tolko Industries has announced it will be extending its holiday shutdown period at its Soda Creek and Armstrong Lumber divisions. Late last month, the company stated it would conduct a holiday shutdown through the month of January, but the work stoppage will now carry over through the entire month of February. “We do not make these decisions lightly,” says Troy Connolly, vice-president of Solid Wood. The temporary closure will have a direct impact on the company, reducing production by roughly 35 million board feet of stud lumber. “High log costs and weak lumber markets continue ...
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