PotashCorp has decided to not go ahead with shutting down the Lanigan, Sask. mine in January.
The world’s largest fertilizer enterprise made the announcement last week, saying if they were to shut down operations, about a quarter of the work force would have been affected, making the decision to continue working that much easier.
PotashCorp spokesman Randy Burton said they are dealing with the fluctuations of supply and demand of the potash industry, and, right now, they need the Lanigan mine to stay open.
Burton said the current plan is to defer the shutdown to summer, which is when they would normally shut down for maintenance.
While the closing date has been pushed back for the Lanigan, the Allan, Sask. mine is still set to shut down in February.
(With files from CJWW)