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Tolko announces OSB curtailment
Tolko Industries has announced that its OSB mill in Meadow Lake, Sask., will be down for maintenance from May 7-13.

Tolko announces maintenance shutdown at OSB mill
Tolko announced today that its OSB mill in Athabasca, Alberta, will be down for eight days, beginning April 3, for scheduled maintenance.

Boise Cascade announces plywood curtailment
Boise Cascade has announced that it will curtail production at its plywood mill in Medford, Ore., for seven days beginning March 24 due to market conditions.

Tolko plywood and veneer operations to take downtime
Tolko’s plywood and veneer operations in Kamloops, Armstrong, and Lumby, B.C. will take downtime during the month of December. Vice President of Solid Wood, Troy Connolly, said the decision is a result of market conditions and log costs in the province. Downtimes will occur as follows: Heffley Creek will be down from December 24 through January 1 for plywood and veneer production; Armstrong Plywood will be down December 24 through January 1 for plywood production; White Valley Veneer will be down December 24-26 for green veneer production.

G-P closing Georgia plywood mill
Georgia Pacific announced plans to close its Warm Springs plywood production facility, resulting in the loss of about 300 jobs. The public announcement came on the company's Twitter account: "Sharing difficult news: we will be closing our plywood facility in Warm Springs, Ga by the end of the year. This closure will affect approximately 300 of our employees." For more, click here...

Washington plants announce downtime
Hoquiam Plywood and Pacific Veneer will take maintenance downtime the entire Thanksgiving week.

Freres announces holiday downtime at plywood plant
Freres Lumber Company has announced its holiday shutdown periods for maintenance and projects at the plywood plant in Mill City, Ore. The plant will be shut down the entire Thanksgiving week, November 19-23. Normal truck loading hours are in place November 19-21. Additionally, the plant will be shut down from December 21-January 6, with production resuming January 7. Normal truck loading hours are in place for December 26-28 and January 2-4.

S.D.S. announces plywood plant curtailment
S.D.S. Lumber, Bingen, Wash., will be taking its plywood production down the week of October 29 for steam plant maintenance. The restart will be dependent on the duration of repairs and market conditions.

Freres curtails plywood plant
Effective immediately, Freres Lumber Company announces that their plywood plant in Mill City, Ore., will shut down for one week due to market conditions. The company cited an excessive amount of imported plywood currently available to U.S. markets. Beyond this week, production decisions will be monitored weekly.

Freres announces downtime at plywood plant
Freres Lumber Company’s plywood plant in Mill City, Ore., will be going down for maintenance on July 3 and will resume production on July 9. Normal truck loading and shipping will occur on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. There will be no loading on July 4.

Tolko announces 8-day shutdown at Alberta OSB mill
Tolko Industries announced that it will shut down production for eight days at its OSB mill in Athabasca, Alberta, beginning April 30. The company cited railcar supply issues as the reason for the curtailment.

Tolko curtailing OSB plant next week
Tolko Industries announced that its OSB plant in High Prairie, Alberta, would be down for five days, beginning April 16, due to railcar supply issues that have plagued the region.

Production resumes at damaged Martco OSB mill
Martco announced that production has resumed at its oriented strand board mill in Oakdale, La., after repairs to the facility's press were completed on April 11. Mechanical issues had idled the plant since March 22.

Martco announces downtime at OSB mill
A company spokesman issued the following statement: "Martco L.L.C.’s Oakdale, La., oriented strand board (OSB) manufacturing facility is currently offline due to an unforeseen mechanical issue. The safe resumption of normal production is a top priority. While repairs are currently underway, the timeframe in which production will be restored is undetermined at this time. Martco is committed to keeping its valued suppliers and customers informed of progress and regrets inconveniences this outage may pose. Our sales team is on standby to assist customers with questions relating to product needs or the startup of Martco L.L.C.’s Oakdale facility. Thank you for your patience."

Norbord to suspend production at B.C. OSB mill
Norbord Inc. (TSX and NYSE: OSB) announced today that a shortage of wood will cause it to temporarily suspend production at its oriented strand board (OSB) mill in 100 Mile House, British Columbia. Norbord currently expects the suspension to commence on or about May 14, 2018 and to continue for approximately one month. The significant wildfires that the province of British Columbia experienced in the summer of 2017 seriously damaged logging areas surrounding the 100 Mile House mill. Further, the severe weather conditions this winter have limited loggers’ ability to access the forests during the months when the mill typically builds its annual log inventory. For more, click here...

Washington veneer plant taking downtime
Pacific Veneer, Aberdeen, Wash., will be down the week of December 25 for maintenance. The shipping department will continue to operate.

Alabama plywood mill schedules two-week shutdown
Scotch Plywood Co., Fulton, Ala., has announced that its plywood mill will be down for scheduled maintenance for two weeks, from December 21 until January 2. Shipping and sales will be open December 27-29 during the shutdown.

Oregon plywood plant announces holiday downtime
Freres Lumber Co. Inc., has announced that its plywood plant in Mill City, Ore., will be down December 21 through January 1 for maintenance. Production will resume January 2. With the exception of December 25-26 and January 1, normal shipping/loading hours will remain in place.

Tolko taking maintenance downtime at plywood plant
Tolko's Heffley Creek Division will be taking downtime between December 22 and January 2 to complete required maintenance on the plywood press.

Boise curtailing plywood mill in December
Boise Cascade has announced that its plywood mill in Chester, S.C., will shut down December 1-9 for maintenance.

Boise Cascade taking maintenance downtime at plywood plant in Washington
Boise Cascade has announced that it is taking maintenance downtime at its plywood facility in Kettle Falls, Wash., from November 19-27.

Boise Cascade announces downtime at plywood plants
Boise Cascade has announced that two plywood plants in Louisiana will be taking maintenance downtime in November. The company's plant in Florien will be down November 17-24, and the Oakdale operation will be down November 20-26.

Tolko's veneer, plywood operations schedule downtime
Tolko's White Valley Veneer division, Armstrong, B.C., will be taking downtime during the week of October 9 for capital improvements to the log processing and lathe line areas. The interruption in green veneer supply will impact downstream dry veneer and plywood production at the Armstrong Plywood plant for the weeks of October 9 and 16.

Norbord resumes production at 100 Mile House
Norbord Inc. says its oriented strand board mill in 100 Mile House, B.C., resumed production over the weekend, according to the Canadian Press. The company says work restarted after an evacuation order for 100 Mile House and nearby communities was lifted. Norbord temporarily suspended production on July 10 due to the wildfires burning in the region. The company says the curtailment is not expected to materially impact its third-quarter results.

Norbord suspends production at OSB mill in BC due to wildfire
Norbord Inc. (TSX and NYSE: OSB) today reported that its OSB mill in 100 Mile House, B.C. has temporarily suspended production due to the wildfires burning nearby in the region and in order to comply with evacuation orders in the 100 Mile House and surrounding areas. At the time of evacuation, the mill was secure. At this time, Norbord is assessing the impact to its production schedule. All mill employees have been safely evacuated and no injuries have been reported. The 100 Mile House mill has a stated annual production capacity of 440 million square feet (3/8-inch basis).

Roseburg announces plywood curtailments
The Roseburg Forest Products plywood mills in Coquille and Riddle, Ore., will be down for maintenance the week of July 3.

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