Interfor Corporation announced plans to temporarily reduce production across its operating platform in the BC Interior during the month of May 2019 due to a combination of weak lumber prices and continuing high log costs. The curtailment is expected to reduce production in the region by approximately 20 million board feet for the month of May and will be taken by way of reduced operating days at each of the three BC Interior mills. Interfor has three sawmills in the BC Interior, with total annual capacity of approximately 750 million board feet.
Did you know that many teachers spend upwards of $500 out of their own pockets to restock their classrooms with basic supplies throughout the year? Georgia-Pacific learned this through its partnership with The Kids In Need Foundation (KINF) and recently organized events in local markets to honor “teacher heroes.” KINF is dedicated to providing children with school supplies, but it’s not just the kids that benefit. It’s the teachers, too.
These events were hosted near our Port Hudson Mill in Louisiana, Camas Mill in Washington, and our headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Each school nominated a “teacher hero” and we honored them at a school assembly by donating supplies to the school in that teacher’s name. The donations included pencils, erasers, pencil pouches and over 5,000 reams of copy paper.
“We wanted to recognize those teachers that go above and beyond for their students,” said Taylor Bandzul, Product Marketing Manager. “When school supplies start running low, it’s often the teachers who have to spend their own money to purchase things like paper.”
Learn more about Georgia-Pacific’s partnership with the Kids In Need Foundation here: www.georgiapacificpaper.com/givingback.