11 December 2006 — Chavies (KY): Weyerhaeuser is to indefinitely curtail production on its East Kentucky iLevel and Trus Joist joists line, effective immediately.
Lynn Davison, plant manager at the facility, said: "Demand for engineered wood products has fallen to severe levels, and the company will not need the production from the East Kentucky TJI joists line capacity during 2007."
Davison continued: "Against the backdrop of industry-wide market challenges for wood products, we determined that we have to indefinitely curtail production on this line."
The company expects the curtailment to last for all of 2007, affecting about 40 hourly and salaried positions at the site.
Affected associates will receive full pay for 60 days, as well as a lump sum based on years of service.