Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd.
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Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd.

October 23, 2007 17:55 ET

Ainsworth Announces Curtailments at Four OSB Mills

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 23, 2007) - Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. (TSX:ANS) today announced that it will curtail operations at four oriented strand board (OSB) mills due to operating losses, log supply shortages and a decline in orders.

- Cook, Minnesota will immediately begin to operate on a reduced production schedule for an indefinite period. In addition, Cook will be closed November 3rd through November 25th and December 24th through January 1st.

- Bemidji, Minnesota will operate on a reduced production schedule for an indefinite period beginning October 29th. In addition, Bemidji will be closed November 17th through December 9th and December 24th through January 1st. As announced previously, Bemidji is closed October 19th through October 28th.

- Grande Prairie, Alberta will be closed November 5th through November 12th and December 17th through January 1st.

- Barwick, Ontario will be closed December 24th through January 1st.

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