Canfor Pulp Products Inc. is announcing a minimum six-week curtailment of BCTMP production at Taylor Pulp in response to significant transportation shortages that have resulted in inventories at the pulp mill reaching capacity.
“Taylor Pulp has been dealing with ongoing transportation challenges that have significantly impacted the facility’s ability to ship product,” said Don Kayne, Chief Executive Officer, Canfor Pulp. “We regret the impact the curtailment will have on our employees, their families and the community.”
Already facing increasing fiber costs due to the constrained fiber supply in the region and a weaker longer-term outlook for BCTMP markets, the current logistical issues have created a very challenging business environment for Taylor Pulp. During the curtailment, Canfor Pulp will continue to monitor the supply chain constraints and assess opportunities to improve the operating economics of the mill.
The curtailment will reduce the production of BCTMP by at least 25,000 tonnes.