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Transformer issue curtails Tolko Lavington activity

Malfunction on Dec. 4; mill could be down for a month, maybe shorter; shipping, log yard not impacted
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Tolko Lavington has announced an expanded curtailment following a transformer malfunction Dec. 4. The move affects more than 100 employees. Shipping and log yard activities are not impacted. (File photo)

It’s an early and unwanted Christmas vacation for employees at Tolko’s Lavington operations.

The mill lost power Monday, Dec. 4, due to an upset condition with an energy transformer, resulting in the curtailment of some activity for an extended period of time.

“While it could take a month, we are working to shorten that timeline,” said Chris Downey, Tolko communications advisor.

Mill production is currently curtailed and will not resume until safe to do so.

Shipping and log yard activities have not been impacted.

Tolko Lavington employs more than 150 people, and Downey said approximately 115 will be impacted.

“We’re currently working through the possible options and programs to support them through this unpredictable situation,” he said.

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Roger Knox

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