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Closure at Red Rock


September 5, 2006
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Roughly 300 people in North West Ontario are out of a job as Norampac’s management handed down the official announc…

Roughly 300 people in North West Ontario are out of a job as Norampac’s management handed down the official announcement. The company’s Red Rock mill will close for what’s being labeled an ‘indefinite’ period of time due to challenging economic factors.

The announcement came on August 30, and the closure is scheduled to take place within 90 days of that date, at the latest.

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The mill manufactures unbleached kraft linerboard and produces 300,000 short tons per year, which is sold primarily to Norampac’s corrugated products plants. During the shutdown period, several suppliers will accommodate closure by taking over supply responsibilities for corrugated products.

“We do not have any other choice at this point,” Marc-Andr Dpin, president and CEO said of the decision.


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