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Domtar closes four sawmills


October 16, 2006
By Pulp & Paper Canada

The storm in Quebec’s forest sector is showing no signs of letting up with Domtar adding its name to the ever-growi…

The storm in Quebec’s forest sector is showing no signs of letting up with Domtar adding its name to the ever-growing list of companies closing sawmills in the province.

The company is shuttering three mills in Quebec, and another in Ontario, effectively removing a total of 950 jobs in the two eastern provinces.

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“The closures are primarily due to the pressure of higher timber costs and lower demand for lumber and wood chips,” the company confirmed.


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