Canfor sawmills in Western Canada will be operating less for up to four weeks to address limited inventory, including the Fort St. John sawmill.

The company announced the decision Wednesday, stating it is “due to the cumulative effects of the unprecedented global supply chain crisis that has been ongoing for several months.”

The reduced operations will go into effect on April 4th.

“We are experiencing extreme supply chain challenges that are significantly impacting our operations, and it has become imperative to reduce operating schedules to address our unsustainable inventory levels. We regret the impact that the reduced operating schedules will have on our employees, contractors and communities, and we will make efforts to mitigate the negative effects,” said Canfor CEO and President Don Kayne.

“We will continue to leverage our global operating platform to minimize disruptions in supply to our customers.”

The company says it will continue assessing and adjusting operating schedules as supply chain conditions evolve.

On Tuesday, Canfor extended production curtailment at the Taylor Pulp Mill for up to six weeks.