Tolko’s Athabasca OSB division in Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada, has temporarily suspended operations as the Province has issued an eight-hour evacuation alert for the town.
employees, other than those who have been identified as essential to asset
protection, have been evacuated and sent home. With the Town on an eight-hour
evacuation notice, we want people to be prepared in case a mandatory evacuation
order is issued,” says Vice President, Strand-based Business, Jim Baskerville.
Its essential employees will now initiate fire suppression activities to protect the mill and will coordinate efforts with the town, the municipal district, and the province as the situation develops.
Tolko is a leading North American manufacturer of a wide range of forest products for customers around the world, including lumber, plywood, veneer, oriented strand board, co-products, biomass power and a growing number of specialty wood products.