Interfor announced the permanent closure of its Beaver-Forks operation today, July 31, 2014. The Beaver facility employs 52 people and the Forks mill has 35 employees that will soon be out of work.
On June 27, 2014, Interfor announced a curtailment of its Beaver-Forks operation on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.
Following a comprehensive strategic review, the Company has decided to consolidate production at its Port Angeles facility and to close the Beaver-Forks operation. By consolidating operations on the Peninsula, the Company believes it can enhance operations in the area and improve its overall financial results.
A conversation with Karen Brandt, Director, Public Affairs & Corporate Communications for Interfor, revealed no firm plans at this time for the future of the two Interfor sites.