West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.

February 13, 2009 17:00 ET

West Fraser Announces Additional Pulp Production Curtailments

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 13, 2009) - West Fraser (TSX:WFT) announced today that the Company's two BCTMP mills will take additional production curtailments that will reduce total production by approximately 50,000 metric tonnes over the period ending May 31, 2009. These curtailments at Quesnel River Pulp and Slave Lake Pulp are in addition to the 25% reduction in operating rates implemented at each mill in late 2008. The additional reduction of production is in response to continued weakening of demand for high-yield pulp.

This News Release contains certain statements about potential future developments. These are forward-looking statements and are presented to provide reasonable guidance to the reader but their accuracy depends on a number of assumptions and is subject to various risks and uncertainties. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those anticipated or projected. Accordingly, readers should exercise caution in relying upon forward-looking statements and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise them to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

West Fraser is an integrated wood products company producing lumber, LVL, MDF, plywood, pulp, linerboard, kraft paper and newsprint.

West Fraser shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol: "WFT".

Contact Information

  • West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.
    Peter Rippon, Operations Manager, Slave Lake Pulp
    and Quesnel River Pulp and Energy Manager
    (250) 992-9244
    West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.
    Ted Seraphim
    Vice-President, Pulp & Paper
    (604) 895-2700
    (604) 681-6061 (FAX)
    Website: www.westfraser.com