Canfor Pulp Products has announced it will permanently close its Prince George pulp and paper mill.
The company said the move was made following extensive analysis of its operating footprint and the long-term supply of economic residual fibre.
It will result in a reduction of 280,000 tonnes of unbleached softwood kraft pulp annually.
Kevin Edgson, President and Chief Executive, Canfor Pulp, said: “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.
“This has had a material impact on the availability of residual fibre for our pulp facilities and we need to right-size our operating platform.
“As a result, we have made the very difficult decision to shut down the pulp line at Prince George pulp and paper mill and will continue to operate the specialty paper facility at the site.”