Boise Cascade announced an indefinite curtailment of its lumber production in Chapman, Ala., a move that will affect approximately 80 positions. According to the company, the plywood operations at the Chapman location are not part of the curtailment.
“The team has worked diligently every day; however, a combination of challenges, including required future investments and overall profitability, has led to this decision,” Chris Seymour, senior vice president of manufacturing operations, said in a news release. “It was a difficult and unfortunate decision, but after evaluating a number of factors over the past year, it is not feasible to continue operating at an efficient level.”
The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notification was provided to impacted employees and specifies that operations will cease on January 28, 2024, according to Boise Cascade. Seymour said Boise Cascade is communicating about job opportunities within the company to impacted employees and will also provide resources to assist them.
“We will work with our Chapman Lumber customers to manage the transition between now and the eventual curtailment,” Mike Brown, executive vice president of wood products for Boise Cascade, said. “We continue to focus on growing our engineered wood products business and supporting the remainder of our manufacturing locations.”
Boise, Idaho-based Boise Cascade is a producer of engineered wood products and plywood as well as a wholesale distributor of building products.