Canfor axes 300 jobs at Prince George Pulp and Paper Mill
B.C. forestry company Canfor Pulp will close the pulp line at the Prince George Pulp and Paper Mill, leading to the loss of 300 jobs.
On Wednesday evening, the company stated it was “right-sizing” its “operating footprint” by permanently closing the pulp line.
This will lead to 300 lost jobs and a reduction of 280,000 tonnes of market kraft pulp annually, with a planned deadline of March 2023.
The specialty paper facility at the site will continue to operate.
“In recent years, several sawmills have permanently closed in the Prince George region due to reductions in the allowable annual cut and challenges accessing cost-competitive fibre,” Canfor Pulp president Kevin Edgson said in a statement.
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