Nov. 8, 2017 - Western Forest Products Inc. announced on Tuesday the closure of its Englewood logging train. This announcement is consistent with the company's ongoing efforts to reduce costs and strengthen its competitiveness. Logs will be transported by truck at a lower cost to create efficiencies in the transportation of logs to its mills from northern Vancouver Island forestry operations.
At peak operations, the train employed 34 people. As a result of the closure of the train, these positions will be eliminated. The company will work with its employees and union representatives to identify opportunities for the impacted employees to transition to other positions within its operations. Accordingly, the reduction in overall jobs is anticipated to be fewer than 15. As always, the company is committed to work with its employees in a fair and equitable manner.
Western employs over 3,500 employees and contractors on the coast, of which 600 are directly employed on northern Vancouver Island. Western remains focused on ensuring the safe, competitive, long-term viability of its operations for the benefit of its employees, shareholders, and the communities in which it operates.
Western Forest Products closes its Englewood logging train
Alliance of First Nations and non-First Nations respond to Toronto Star forestry op-edFeb. 20, 2018 - In a February 12th, 2018 Toronto…
Northland strong: Fort McMurray mill upgrades and expandsFeb. 20, 2018 - Northland Forest Products is a family-owned…
Strengthening the Canadian forest sector with Forestry 4.0Feb. 20, 2018 - Supply chains have evolved significantly in…
West Fraser announces 2017 annual and fourth quarter resultsFeb. 20, 2018 - West Fraser has announced its 2017…
OFIA's 75th annual meeting
February 28, 2018
Globe Forum Vancouver
March 14-16, 2018
International Mass Timber Conference
March 20-22, 2018