Canfor extends Taylor curtailment to Sept. 30

The curtailment at the Taylor pulp mill is being extended another three weeks, but Canfor says it's prepared to bring the mill back online at the end of September.

The mill, which produces bleached chemi-thermo mechanical pulp, has been idling since the end of June and was planned to restart Sept. 9.

"Canfor is prepared to bring the Taylor pulp mill back up on September 30th. This will allow us to build the residual fibre inventory in advance of restarting the mill," said Michelle Ward, director of corporate communications.

"We regret the impact the extended downtime will have on our employees, their families and the local communities."

The curtailment began June 29 and was supposed to end after the August long weekend. However, the curtailment was extended in late July to Sept. 9.

The Taylor mill has an annual production capacity of of 220,000 tonnes of pulp. The extended summer curtailment has cut production by roughly 50,000 tonnes. 

A maintenance shutdown earlier this year cut 6,000 tonnes of production.

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