A small BC sawmill has cut production and is exploring new domestic markets in response to U.S. duties on softwood lumber.

“Half of our operation is shut down right now and we’ve got about eight guys laid off,” Jay Nelson of Galloway Lumber Company told The Free Press. “It’s an incredible hit to a company our size.”

Galloway has turned to producing rig matting, which is used by the Canadian oil and gas industry to support construction equipment.

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