Yesterday Interfor announced they are committed to paying the Grand Forks hourly mill employees 40 straight time hours a week until further notice. This is effective from May 10.
For those not from here I should point out that Interfor has a lumber mill here in town and as such is one of the few high wage, large employers in town. The mill is located directly across from downtown in the Ruckle subdivision which is one of the two hardest hit parts of the city. Which means that for almost a week most of those employees were not able to work – the mill is in the evacuation area.
This should, as the press release suggest, help reduce some of the stress those employees are going through.
Thank You Interfor!