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Canfor announces extended curtailment at Polar sawmill

Canfor Corporation recently announced it will curtail operations at its Polar Sawmill located in Bear Lake British Columbia, north of Prince George, following an orderly wind-down. The curtailment is the result of a shortage of economically available fibre in the region and is expected to be in place for a period of approximately six months. […]

Canfor to build new state-of-the-art mill in Houston, Canada

Canfor Corporation announces a substantial investment of approximately $200 million in the construction of a cutting-edge manufacturing facility in Houston, British Columbia. This state-of-the-art facility, characterized by its cost-efficiency and high productivity, is set to boast an impressive annual production capacity of approximately 350 million board feet. Don Kayne, President and CEO, shared his sentiments […]

Canfor to permanently close Chetwynd facility and curtail Houston sawmill in British Columbia

Canfor Corporation is restructuring its British Columbia (B.C.) operations by permanently closing its Chetwynd sawmill and pellet plant and temporarily closing its Houston sawmill for an extended period to facilitate a major redevelopment on the site. Both facilities will be closed following an orderly wind-down of operations that is expected to conclude early in Q2 […]

Canfor to permanently close its pulp line at its Prince George Pulp and Paper Mill

Following extensive analysis of its operating footprint and the long-term supply of economic residual fiber, Canfor Pulp Products Inc. is announcing the decision to permanently close the pulp line at its Prince George Pulp and Paper Mill, which will result in a reduction of 280,000 tonnes of market kraft pulp annually. The Specialty Paper facility […]

Canfor to continue reduced operating schedules for Western Canadian sawmills

Canfor Corporation is announcing the continuation of reduced operating schedules at its Western Canadian sawmills due to the ongoing global supply chain challenges. The Company has been  operating at approximately 80% of production capacity since late March 2022.   These capacity reductions are expected to result in an incremental impact of approximately 275 million board […]

Another production curtailment announced for Canfor’s Taylor Pulp mill

The Canadian producer Canfor Pulp is announcing a minimum six-week extension of the curtailment of BCTMP production at Taylor Pulp in British Colombia due to the ongoing transportation shortages that have resulted in continued high finished product inventories at the pulp mill. “Unfortunately, the ongoing rail transportation situation has not improved, and we have no choice but […]

Canfor announces leadership changes

Canfor Corporation is announcing changes to the senior leadership team. After 14 years with Canfor, Alan Nicholl, Executive Vice President, Bio-Based Solutions & Pulp Operations, has accepted the role of Managing Director with Licella Holdings, Canfor’s joint venture partner in Arbios Biotech (Arbios) effective April 2022. Alan will continue to serve as President & CEO […]

Canfor announces investment in Arbios biotech biofuel plan

Canfor is announcing its positive final investment decision in support of the construction of the first phase of Arbios Biotech’s (Arbios) innovative biomass to low carbon biofuel plant in Prince George, British Columbia. The plant will use first-of-a-kind technology to convert sawmill residues, primarily bark, into high value renewable biocrude which can be further processed […]

Canfor to acquire stake in VIDA in Sweden


Canada’s Canfor Corporation will do its first step outside of North America. The company plans to acquire a majority stake in Swedish VIDA Group, which is specialised in wood products. Canadian forestry company Canfor Corporation has announced that it will acquire 70% of VIDA Group, the Swedish supplier of timber and wood products. The two […]