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Interfor resumes operations at Grand Forks sawmill

May 23, 2018 - Interfor Corporation announced that it has resumed operations at its sawmill in Grand Forks, B.C., following severe flooding in the area over the past two weeks.


May 23, 2018
By Interfor Corporation

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The sawmill was temporarily curtailed on May 10, 2018 as a precautionary measure due to the escalating flooding in the region. Even though the sawmill was not operating during this time, a series of measures were taken by mill personnel to protect the operation against potential damage.

Fortunately, such actions limited the risk to the mill’s infrastructure and equipment and has allowed the mill to resume operations now that the water level has receded. There are ongoing issues in the region related to rail line damage and the Company will be working with its carriers and customers to manage through the related logistics issues.  

“I am deeply appreciative of the commitment of our employees whose personal lives were impacted over these past two weeks,” said Andrew Horahan, Interfor’s vice-president of western operations. “We are also thankful to the city of Grand Forks for their ongoing support.”