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Chetwynd BCTMP mill back in business


May 5, 2015
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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The pulp mill in Chetwynd, B.C., is back in operation, after an investment of $50 million by its new owners, Paper Excellence. The BCTMP mill was previously owned by Tembec, and had been shut down since September 2012.

The pulp mill in Chetwynd, B.C., is back in operation, after an investment of $50 million by its new owners, Paper Excellence. The BCTMP mill was previously owned by Tembec, and had been shut down since September 2012.

Pedro Chang, deputy CEO for Richmond-headquartered Paper Excellence, told Business in Vancouver  that the mill restarted in May 1.

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The Chetwynd pulp mill now employs a total of 136 people, Chang said.

This mill is one of four in British Columbia owned by Paper Excellence.

It had an annual production capacity of 240,000 tonnes of bleached chemi-thermomechanical (BCTMP) hardwood pulp.