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Domtar stops production at Quebec mill


November 29, 2005
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Domtar has stopped production at its Lebel-sur-Quvillon pulp mill, in the latest of a string of closures that have…

Domtar has stopped production at its Lebel-sur-Quvillon pulp mill, in the latest of a string of closures that have shaken the pulp and paper industry.

The mill, which produces 300,000 tonnes of kraft pulp annually, provides jobs for 425 people, who are now unemployed.

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Citing ‘unfavourable’ market conditions, including weak prices compounded by strong Canadian dollar, and soaring fibre, transportation and energy costs, the mill has confirmed its plan to reopen as soon as the adverse conditions are regulated.

“Domtar is taking measures to mitigate the negative impacts of a combination of economic factors,” said Raymond Royer, president and CEO. “The pulp millwill be up and running as soon as economic factors allow the mill to operate profitably.”


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