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Revelstoke’s Downie Timber to take downtime


August 20, 2019
By Ellen Cools

Downie Timber sawmill in Revelstoke, B.C., is set to take downtime from Sept. 3-6, for a total of eight shifts.

According to The Revelstoke Mountaineer, the brief curtailment is due to bad weather in parts of central Canada and eastern U.S., which led to reduced demand and caused inventory to increase.

The planer mill currently operates two shifts a day in the summer, switching to one shift per day in September. But Downie plant manager Angus Woodman told The Revelstoke Mountaineer that the mill is not planning any further closures, and that Downie’s focus on specialization bodes well for them.

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