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Domtar and Tembec take downtime


November 7, 2008
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Domtar and Tembec are the latest companies to confirm plans to close pulp and paper plants in the wake of faltering…

Domtar and Tembec are the latest companies to confirm plans to close pulp and paper plants in the wake of faltering markets.

According to a report by Reuters, Domtar is permanently closing its paper machine and converting operations in Dryden, ON. The move will put 195 people out of work and remove 151,000 short tons of uncoated freesheet paper. The company said it no longer makes financial sense to continue operating the mill, but will continue to run its pulp and forestry operations in Dryden.

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Tembec is curtailing production at its three high-yield pulp mills in BC and Quebec, and its BC softwood Kraft facility. The Temcell mill, situated in Temiscaming, QC will lose one of its production lines until November 30, while the Chetwynd, BC mill will close from November 15 to December 1. Tembec’s Matane, QC mill will shut down from December 1 until the 27th of the month. The company’s Skookumchuk, BC softwood Kraft facility will be out of production for two months starting November 9. Altogether, the closures will reduce pulp production by 38,575 tonnes.


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