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Vaagen Fibre Canada continues production at Midway mill after 9-week shutdown


April 21, 2020
By PJ Boyd

After shutting down on Feb. 10, Vaagen Fibre Canada has reopened its Midway, B.C. mill for 40 of its staff to begin working 10-hour shifts per day.

The mill, which has about five weeks’ worth of logs in its yard to sustain a 10-hour per day, five days per week shift, may need to source logs after the five-week period due to the current lumber market. Dan Macmaster, fibre manager at Vaagen Fibre Canada, said that the community depends on the mill.

“We are making every effort to get our employees and contractors back to work” he said in a press release.

MacMaster added that WorkSafeBC has reviewed and approved the company’s safety precautions, and that each employee has been asked about their recent health and travel history.

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