Canfor says the pending drop in timber harvest won’t substantially impact operation in Houston.
“Canfor believes we have sufficient sources of fibre (timber) to maintain the long-term viability of our assets in Houston,” said Carl vanderMark, Canfor Operations Manager of Houston Fibre.
“The reduction is in line with what we were expecting.”
VanderMark says they are also well positioned to deal with the additional drop in harvest in 2020.
More than 500 people are employed by Houston Canfor and its logging contractors, and they recently completed a major upgrade to the planer mill.
“Canfor’s facilities and woodlands operations in Houston are very cost effective,” vanderMark said.
“We are confident that our competitiveness will enable us to maintain our operations over the long term.”