Hurting forest industry searches for solutions

Last week, Drayton Valley Mayor Diana McQueen met with officials from Weyerhaeuser to discuss other opportunities for growth, but the company says it is too soon to open new doors.

While approximately 130 people are set to lose their jobs with the pending closure of Weyerhaeuser’s OSB plant, McQueen would like the company to consider Drayton Valley as a centre for new product lines, or expanded sawmill operations to counter mountain pine beetle infestations.