Local mill forced to cut production, blames slowdown at West Coast ports

CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) — The Northwest Hardwoods lumber mill in Centralia is cutting production because the slowdown at West Coast ports has crippled its ability to export products.

Vice President Brian Narramore told The Chronicle production will be cut as much as half, starting Monday, impacting 100 employees one way or another.

Narramore says Northwest Hardwoods also is curtailing production at its mills in Longview and Garibaldi, Oregon, which represent half of the company's capacity in the West.


Information from: The Chronicle.