At least 130 losing jobs as Interfor announces closure of century-old Maple Ridge mill

Interfor’s Hammond Sawmill is pictured in Maple Ridge, B.C., on Sept. 4, 2019. The mill is set to shut down before the end of the year, the latest upheaval for the province's forestry industry. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

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Interfor has announced plans to permanently close its Hammond Cedar Sawmill in Maple Ridge, B.C., by the end of the year, the latest in a growing list of mill closures to rattle the province amid an industry slump.

The company said in a statement the mill has been working at half capacity for "some years" as the province's forestry industry grapples with "significant log supply challenges."

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Source: CBC News

 

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