SPI to temporarily curtail operations in Quincy mill
Sierra Pacific Industries announced last week that it plans to shut down one of its Quincy sawmills for about two weeks, beginning Friday, April 5.
Sierra Pacific spokesman Mark Pawlicki said the short-term curtailment is due to wet weather and not market conditions.
“It’s just too wet in the forest,” Pawlicki said. “We are unable to bring logs into the mill until forest conditions improve.”
Pawlicki said the shutdown would affect the large-log sawmill only and would temporarily sideline about 25 workers. He said the company expects to run out of large logs Friday.
“It is not unusual for this to happen this time of year,” Pawlicki said. “We run into this (wet condition) just about every spring.”
He said Quincy’s small-log mill would not be impacted and would remain operating. He added that the two-week closure is an estimate. It depends on the weather.
“We will resume production as soon as the weather improves,” he said.