Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd.

Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd.

February 29, 2008 16:08 ET

Ainsworth Announces Production Curtailment at Two OSB Mills

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 29, 2008) - Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. (TSX:ANS) today announced that it will curtail operations at its oriented strand board (OSB) mills in Grande Prairie, Alberta and 100 Mile House, BC due to reduced customer demand. The Grande Prairie mill closure is scheduled to take effect on March 12th for at least two weeks and the 100 Mile House mill closure is planned for March 17th through March 25th. The Grande Prairie and 100 Mile House mills have annual production capacities of 665 million square feet (3/8" basis) and 425 million square feet (3/8" basis) respectively.

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