Radium mill in rehiring process

Canfor has begun the process of recalling employees that were laid off when the facility was closed in May of 2009.

The Canfor-operated Radium sawmill remains on track for completion this fall and, in preparation, Canfor has begun the process of recalling employees that were laid off when the facility was closed in May of 2009.

Canfor announced in April that they were investing $38 million in the Radium mill to build a planer and convert the facility from running on gas to a biomass energy system. At the time the mill closed, it employed roughly 170 workers on site and another 170 indirectly, but Canfor media representative Christine Kennedy told The Valley Echo they were unsure how many former workers will return to the mill or how many vacant positions that will need to be staffed.

Kennedy said they do anticipate some vacancies and, as such, have placed recruiting advertisements in local newspapers.


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