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Canfor to Restart Quesnel Sawmill in British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 10 May 2010 – Canfor Corporation (TSX:CFP) announced that it will be restarting operations at its Quesnel sawmill in June. The decision to restart operations in Quesnel comes as a result of the company’s ability to find alternative markets for the mill’s softwood lumber.

The sawmill will produce approximately 200 million board feet of spruce, pine, and fir (SPF) lumber on an annual basis. The mill will produce metric sizes and its entire output (approximately 700,000 cubic meters) is destined for various regions of China. The company will recall approximately 155 employees to work at the mill.

“This is a good example of Canfors commitment to China. It marks the first time our company has aligned a sawmill to one country. Providing this dedicated production into the Chinese market shows our confidence in the growing demand in this developing market,” said Jim Shepard, Canfor president and CEO.

Canfor is a leading integrated forest products company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, with operations in Alberta, British Columbia, and Quebec in Canada, and in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Washington in the United States. The company produces primarily softwood lumber and also produces oriented strand board (OSB), remanufactured lumber products, and specialized wood products. Canfor also owns a 50.2% interest in Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership, which is one of the largest producers of northern softwood kraft pulp in Canada and a leading producer of high performance kraft paper. Canfor shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CFP.

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