Interfor Resumes Operations at Grand Forks Sawmill
Another positive sign Grand Forks is getting back to a bit of normalcy after the Great Flood of 2018 happened Wednesday when Interfor Corporation announced that it resumed operations at the Boundary City sawmill.
Management had closed the sawmill in Grand Forks for the past two weeks due to following severe flooding in the area.
The sawmill was temporarily curtailed on May 10, 2018 as a precautionary measure due to the escalating flooding in the region. Even though the sawmill was not operating during this time, a series of measures were taken by mill personnel to protect the operation against potential damage.
“I am deeply appreciative of the commitment of our employees whose personal lives were impacted over these past two weeks,” said Andrew Horahan, Interfor’s Vice President, Western Operations said in a media release Wednesday.
“We are also thankful to the City of Grand Forks for their ongoing support.”
Fortunately, such actions limited the risk to the mill’s infrastructure and equipment and has allowed the mill to resume operations now that the water level has receded.
There are ongoing issues in the region related to rail line damage and the Company will be working with its carriers and customers to manage through the related logistics issues.