Tolko Industries will be cutting back at it’s operations at the Quest Wood mill in Quesnel.

Larry Broadfoot, General Manager, Lumber, Plywood Sales & Marketing, says the reduction is necessary due mainly to continued market challenges in China.

He says those challenges include Lumber market prices and less demand.

Broadfoot says Quest Wood will run at current capacity until mid-October when the existing fibre inventory will be consumed.

He says at that point they will be delivering a higher quality log which will reduce the volume of lumber available to the market by 100 million board feet or half of their annual output.

The mill employs 224 people.

There is no word yet on how many of those people will be impacted.