Employees at Tolko Industries Ltd’s Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, OSB mill have been informed of possible layoffs in anticipation of deteriorating North American market conditions.
Brad Thorlakson, president, Tolko marketing and sales, said that the company was continuing to work with the provincial government “to identify and address issues which are within the government’s control and negatively impacting MLOSB’s competitive position. These include unreliable and uncertain rail conditions, and access to fibre.
At full operations, Meadow Lake OSB has 130 direct employees and an equivalent number of contractors providing timber harvesting and forest management services.