Plum Creek Timber Co is taking temporary curtailments at two plywood mills in Montana, according to Forestweb.
The cutbacks also affect four sawmills, which Henry Ricklefs, VP of Northern Resources and Manufacturing, said is reducing production levels by 25%.
Plum Creek is removing 10 to 15% of the combined 280 million ft2 /year output of its plywood mills in Columbia Falls and Kalispell. The downtime at the plywood facilities is being conducted around weekends to take pressure off inventory accumulation, said Mr Ricklefs.
Plum Creek also announced it was reducing shifts at its MDF plant in Columbia Falls, Mont., from four to three affecting 35 employees.