The Houston pellet plant in B.C., co-owned by Canfor, Drax, and the Witset First Nation, is temporarily closing due to reduced raw material supply following the Canfor sawmill shutdown.
Operating at a reduced schedule since spring, the plant faces challenges in sourcing wood chips. Drax Canada is considering options, including a temporary closure, as it assesses fiber supply alternatives. The plant's future plans for 2024 will be discussed in upcoming meetings with its owners. Approximately 30 employees are affected. The closure is scheduled to begin after the final batch of pellets is produced on December 7.