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Domtar shuts Dryden PM and converting operations


November 13, 2008
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Domtar is permanently shutting down its papermachine and converting operations in Dryden, ON. Citing the usual culp…

Domtar is permanently shutting down its papermachine and converting operations in Dryden, ON. Citing the usual culprits of adverse economic conditions compounded by weak demand, the closure will see a production capacity reduction of roughly 151,000 short tons of uncoated freesheet paper. A total of 195 people will be put out of work.

 

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Operations are expected to cease this week.

 

“The mill’s relative cost position and the need to maintain a balance in Domtar’s supply and demand system have made this difficult decision necessary,” president and CEO Raymond Royer said. Royer thanked the mill’s employees for their “commendable efforts over the last several years.”

 

Domtar will continue to operate its pulp production and related forestland activities in Dryden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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