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In spite of everything that is happening around us, CML/CSL are still operating. The high Canadian dollar and the strike are having some effect on our operations but we are doing everything we can to soften the blow of both.
The shortage of cedar in the market counters the strength of the dollar and cedar sales are still strong. The shortages of Hemlock in Japan allows us to move our Japanese products such as Dodai Squares, but the standard domestic products are getting more difficult to sell. Hemlock clears are still in demand.
The strike has caused the curtailment of the weekend Somass cant shift at CML so we have gone back to the 8 hours-5 day schedule until the strike is settled.
The strike has had a greater effect at CSL as we average about 18 shifts per month for Somass. We managed to keep a 2 shift schedule for 2 months but unfortunately, we have had to go to 1 shift until we get more work.
As we move into the shorter days and wet weather, we need to make sure we are visible everywhere at the mill. Hi Viz vests are required for anyone walking around the mill yard. Please wear yours and make sure to walk in designated areas.
We have very good safety committees at both CML and CSL so if you have any concerns about safety, please bring it up with your chargehand or one of the safety committee members. If you are unsure of who is on the safety committee see the safety chair person.
At CML the safety chair is Jim Silver and at CSL the safety chair is Greg Alkerton.
Until next month, please work safe and play safe.