New Brunswick

Miramichi Lumber Products mill shuts down again

The Miramichi Lumber Products mill will be temporarily shutting down on July 26 because of a shortage of Crown wood.

Company says it's receiving 40% of expected Crown lumber

Miramichi Lumber Products mill will be temporarily shutting down on July 26 because of a shortage of Crown wood.

The company said it is only getting about 40 per cent of the wood that it was expecting.

The mill employs 110 people.

Its temporary closure comes only a few months after its reopening in May gave the northern city a sense of optimism.

It had been shut down for more than a year prior to reopening.

Hal Raper, the chief financial officer of Miramichi Lumber Products Inc., said in May there was a reason to be optimistic about the mill's future.

"It’s been a while coming but we’ve had a lot of local investors invest and help get the mill up and running," said Raper at the time.