A lack of timber is blamed for the slated Jan. 11 closure of Ardew Wood Products Ltd., marking the end of another long-established resources business in Merritt.
Owner of the family-operated business Erik Norgaard said limited resources including timber have caused the company to shut down after 47 years.
“Many of the shortages are out of our control,” he said in an email. “This was a very difficult conclusion to come to.”
About 55 employees were handed notices saying the last logs would be processed at the mill in January.
Merritt Mayor Susan Roline said spinoff businesses throughout town will also suffer.
From The Merritt Herald: http://www.merrittherald.com/news/180438631.html