Shutdown will be complete by the end of 2019, after the mill’s remaining log and lumber inventories have been processed and shipped.
Companies cut back shifts, close mills as a lack of log supplies and low prices bite.
Ramp up despite shipping costs that are roughly 50% higher than from American points in the south.
Vancouver-based company said the scale-back is a temporary measure.
Their sawmills largely missed out on the surge of shipments to China.
Improvements will add 25 million more board feet of lumber.
Acquisition of the Tolleson operations provides a greater foothold in US Sourtheast.