Canfor Corporation

Canfor Corporation

June 10, 2008 19:16 ET

Canfor Announces Indefinite Closure of Its Mackenzie Sawmill

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - Canfor Corporation (TSX:CFP) announced today the indefinite closure of its Mackenzie sawmill in an effort to minimize operating losses during this period of prolonged poor lumber markets and ongoing production curtailments. Canfor will adjust production schedules at its other operations in British Columbia and Alberta to recover the lost SPF lumber production.

The sawmill operations will cease on June 12th and the planer will operate for an additional two weeks to process existing rough inventory.

Approximately 200 employees will be impacted by the decision, a majority of which will be indefinitely laid off. The mill produces 176 million board feet of lumber on an annualized basis at current operating rates.

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Canfor is a leading integrated forest products company based in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC) with interests in manufacturing facilities in BC, Alberta, Quebec, Washington state, and North and South Carolina. The company is the largest producer of softwood lumber in Canada while also producing oriented strand board (OSB), plywood, remanufactured lumber products and specialized wood products. Canfor also owns a 50.2% interest in Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership, which is one of the largest producers of northern softwood kraft pulp in Canada and a leading producer of high performance kraft paper. Canfor shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:CFP).

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    (604) 661-5225
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