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JD Irving to close Baker Brook sawmill


October 15, 2019
By Ellen Cools
Ellen Cools

Effective Nov. 1, 2019, J.D. Irving will close the Baker Brook sawmill in northwestern New Brunswick, resulting in the loss of 65 jobs, reports CBC News.

The company blamed the closure on a lack of cedar within a “reasonable distance” of the mill and weak markets for wood chips, shavings and sawdust.

According to CBC News, J.D. Irving will consolidate its operations and try to find placements for the mill’s employees at some of its other New Brunswick locations.

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