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West Frazer Further Trims BCTMP Pulp Capacity

Feb 16, 2009 - West Fraser said that it will take additional pulp production curtailments at its two BCTMP mills—Quesnel River Pulp in British Columbia and Slave Lake Pulp in Alberta.

The curtailments are slated to last until May 31 and will reduce total production by approximately 50,000 metric tons.

These curtailments are in addition to the 25% reduction in operating rates implemented at each mill in late 2008, West Fraser said.

The company said tha additional capacity reduction is the result of continued weakening of demand for high yield pulp.

SOURCE: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.




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