FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) -- Weyerhaeuser Co. says it will indefinitely shut down operations at its oriented strand board mill in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan by July.
The wood products maker based in Federal Way, Wash., cited continuing challenges in the North American housing market when it announced the plan Wednesday. It says it needs to balance supply with weakening demand.
About 170 people work at the mill, which manufactures Weyerhaeuser's brand-name Structurwood panels, which are engineered for flooring, walls, roofing and other uses.
Phil Dennett, vice president of strand technologies, says the company will explore the possibility of selling the mill. Weyerhaeuser has eight other oriented strand board mills.