Lumber mills lay off workers in northern Idaho

2008-12-11T00:00:00Z Lumber mills lay off workers in northern IdahoThe Associated Press The Associated Press
December 11, 2008 12:00 am  • 

SANDPOINT, Idaho - Officials with a a northern Idaho timber company say they are shutting down one mill indefinitely and laying off workers at others.

Idaho Forest Group plans to close its mill at Laclede indefinitely but hopes to open it again this spring.

Bruce Brewer is manager of the company's plant in Chilco. He says some of the workers at Laclede will work at Chilco.

He says the company has laid off a handful of employees at its mill in Grangeville.

At the company's mill in Moyie Springs, 14 full-time production workers were laid off last week.

Brewer says the layoffs have been triggered by a slump in housing construction.

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