Mill log supplies at risk with warm fall
By Scott Jamieson
Nov. 16, 2016 - Continuing warm and wet weather have Tolko sawmills in the Cariboo-Chilcotin region of the BC Interior running very tight log inventories. According to a story in The Williams Lake Tribune, log inventories are down to 10 days or less in two of the company’s sawmills here.
“Normally at this time of year we would like to have 30 days worth of logs,” Tolko harvesting manager Jerry Mooney told the Tribune. “The log hauling workforce is probably at about 65 per cent of their year-to-date target for hauling days.”
Nor is the forecast looking like it will help much in the next two weeks. The 14-day forecast calls for highs at or close to freezing.
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