Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd.

Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd.

October 11, 2007 19:43 ET

Ainsworth Announces Curtailments at Cook and Bemidji OSB Mills

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 11, 2007) - Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. (TSX:ANS) today announced that it will curtail operations at its oriented strand board (OSB) mills in Cook, Minnesota and Bemidji, Minnesota due to log supply shortages, high production costs and a decline in OSB orders. The Cook mill's closure takes effect immediately and the Bemidji mill's closure is planned to take effect October 19th. Production is expected to resume at Cook on October 22nd and at Bemidji on October 29th. Log deliveries will continue to be accepted during these closures.

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