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Weyerhaeuser to truck in lumber to Grande Prairie planer mill

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. -- Weyerhaeuser is trying desperately to prevent layoffs at the Grande Prairie sawmill despit...


GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — Weyerhaeuser is trying desperately to prevent layoffs at the Grande Prairie sawmill despite a major fire Dec. 15, and that may mean more work for truckers.

Although mill officials say it’s too early to assess the long-term affects of the damage, they are considering trucking in lumber from other mills to keep the undamaged planer mill up and running.

There is also a third line in the sawmill that should be up and running before too long, as it wasn’t heavily damaged, ensuring that wood will continue to flow in and out of the operation.

Company officials say that employees at the sawmill will have a better idea of their fate on Jan. 14, when the company will be better prepared to assess the situation.


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