TAYLOR, B.C. – Canfor says the curtailment at the Taylor Pulp Mill has been extended and will most likely stay in place into the fall.
The latest update comes after the initial curtailment announcement in February and the six-week extension in March.
The curtailment is still due to global supply chain issues, as the Taylor Mill has only been able to ship a limited amount of product, according to Michelle Ward, a spokesperson for Canfor.
“Unfortunately, we expect the supply chain backlog will persist through the summer and likely into the fall,” Ward explains.
Energeticcity has received multiple phone calls over the past couple of months from residents who have lost their job at the mill.
Ward confirms around 80 employees have been affected, saying the company “sincerely regret its impact” on the residents, their families, and the community.
“A small crew of about 20 people will be maintained at the mill to facilitate shipments as we receive rail cars.”