Tolko Industries has announced market-related downtime at its Armstrong division’s plywood operation in British Columbia, according to the Vernon Morning Star.

The company said the downtime would last for a minimum of one week and would impact 150 employees.

Pat Donnelly, Armstrong division site manager, said falling US housing starts had affected sales and Tolko had to adjust its operations in response to customer demand. He said the industry was going through a period of significant ups and downs.