Western plywood manufacturers plan downtime citing market conditions; Boise Cascade, Freres Lumber, Swanson Group announce curtailment schedules for week of July 1

LOS ANGELES , June 20, 2013 () – Three western plywood manufacturers have announced plans to curtail production in the week of July 1.

According to Random Lengths' Curtailment Watch, Boise Cascade plans to take several additional days of downtime around the July 4 holiday to balance production with current demand. The curtailment plans will affect the company's western plywood plants in Kettle Falls, Washington, and its Oregon plants in Elgin and Medford.

Another manufacturer that has scheduled downtime in that week is Freres Lumber Co., which has cited market conditions for its decision to curtail production at its plywood operations in Mill City, Oregon.

The Swanson Group intends to take down its plywood mills in Glendale and Springfield, Oregon, in the week of July 1, and says the date for restarting operations will depend on market conditions, reported Random Lengths.

The primary source of this article is Random Lengths, Eugene, Oregon, on June 18 and 19, 2013.

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