West Fraser to acquire Manning Diversified

Plans to expand annual production capacity at Alberta sawmill.

October 15, 2015   by PLANT STAFF

VANCOUVER — West Fraser is acquiring Manning Diversified Forest Products Ltd. in Manning, Alta. and related timber harvesting rights.

No financial details were released.

The sawmill has operated at the site since 1993 and has been producing approximately 100 million board feet of lumber annually.

West Fraser, a forest products manufacturers based in Richmond, BC, said it plans to adjust current operations and expand annual production capacity to approximately 130 million board feet.

The timber rights allow the harvest of approximately 440,000 cubic-metres of coniferous timber.

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