Shift reductions coming to Tolko plants in B.C. as market remains volatile

VERNON, B.C. — Tolko says its Armstrong, Lumby and Heffley Creek operations in British Columbia will see shift reductions as volatile conditions continue to plague the province's lumber industry.

It says more than 700 workers will be affected by the curtailments running from Aug. 17 to Sept. 2 at the Armstrong and Lumby plants.

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Workers at the Heffley Creek veneer mill will be off the job for one week, starting Aug. 24.

Troy Connolly, Tolko's vice-president of solid wood, says in a statement that the company prefers to remain in operation but wants to manage the business responsibly and remain sustainable in the future. (CKIZ)

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