West Fraser Announces Temporary Production Curtailments in British Columbia

May 16, 2019

Vancouver, B.C. – Today, West Fraser announced temporary production curtailments for a duration of approximately two weeks at two British Columbia sawmills:  Chasm and 100 Mile House.  The decision to implement this temporary reduction is due to the continued challenges of weak pricing in global lumber markets, high log costs and constrained timber supplies.

SPF lumber production is anticipated to be reduced by approximately 20 million board feet, in addition to previously announced permanent and temporary curtailments.

 

West Fraser shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol: “WFT”.

For more information:

Chris Virostek, Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
(604) 895-2700

www.westfraser.com