Peace Valley OSB plant to shut down for a week

first_imgThe Peace Valley OSB plant has announced it will shut down production for one week, at the end of July. The plant’s General Manager says the shutdown will last from July 30th to August 5th.Chris Baby says while the plant had a good runup in June, things have slowed down in July, leaving the facility with a big inventory that needs clearing. [asset|aid=126|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Baby-1_1_Pub.mp3] Baby says it will be a complete production shutdown, though the plant will likely do some routine maintainance.Now, while the plant has been forced to occasionally curtail production (it has shut the doors two other times since the US housing market collapse began last year), it hasn’t fallen victim to the same fate as many other mills in the Province.- Advertisement -As for how the plant has stayed afloat, Chris Baby says it’s a question of good management. [asset|aid=127|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Baby-2_1_Pub.mp3] Baby says the burning down of the North Central Plywood Plant in Prince George two months ago doesn’t impact his product, but a mill opening in Slave Lake is adding new competition in an already unstable industry.last_img read more

Simi considers rules for newspaper racks

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SIMI VALLEY – The City Council is considering regulating newspaper racks around town, looking at uniform standards to cut down on clutter. Simi Valley has an estimated 260 news racks on streets and sidewalks; some are metal, some plastic, and they vary in color. The council asked the city staff last week to come up with ways to make the stands more uniform, which could include regulations on the make and model, size, height, color and even location. “We want to cut down on clutter,” Councilman Glen Becerra said. “If you’re going to have that, it should look uniform, clean and nice. “We’re just trying to clean up the look of the city. We’re tackling the bigger issues on a day-to-day basis – crime, schools, housing – but this is another thing.” One way of addressing potential eyesores is to provide city-owned enclosures or encasements that could be used by the various publications and could cost several hundred thousand dollars. City officials were asked to meet with representatives of news media organizations that distribute in the area to reach a compromise on the regulations. In the coming weeks, the city staff will research costs, types of news racks available and how other cities have addressed the issue, as well as possible legal concerns. Among the proposed rules is one that would require boxes to be the same shade of blue, green, white or brown and one to designate locations where racks would be allowed. “We want it to look nice,” said Councilwoman Michelle Foster. “It’s very cluttered and random and needs to be cleaned up.” Angie Valencia-Martinez, (805) 583-7604 angie.valencia@dailynews.comlast_img read more