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Weyerhaeuser wood mills will shut down

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“The transition toward the indefinite curtailment starts this week,” he said. “We’ll probably have a 30-60 day period when we’ll continue to ship product. That will be determined by market demand; it could be a little longer than that.”

The company blames diminished demand for wood products for its decision to indefinitely close the two north Louisiana mills in addition to one in Alabama and one in Kentucky. The company also announced the permanent closure of five mills in other areas of the country. The decision will affect approximately 480 employees.

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