Tolko curtails plywood operations in Lumby and Spallumcheen

Company officials say production is scheduled to resume July 8

A North Okanagan forestry company is curtailing operations.

Tolko Industries is initiating market-related downtime during the week of July 1 at its Spallumcheen and Lumby plywood operations.

“We notified employees Tuesday morning and thanked them for their patience during this time,” said Lou Bouwmeester, general manager.

“Our goal now is to minimize the impact of this curtailment on employees and their families and to get production back online as soon as reasonably possible.”

The plywood division at Heffley Creek, near Kamloops is also impacted.

Production is scheduled to resume July 8.

Vernon-based Tolko is a producer and marketer of lumber, veneer, plywood, oriented strand board, and kraft paper in Western Canada.