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Domtar to idle Dryden pulp mill for 10 weeks


April 3, 2009
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Domtar Corporation will idle its Dryden, Ont., pulp making facility for approximately ten weeks, effective April 25…

Domtar Corporation will idle its Dryden, Ont., pulp making facility for approximately ten weeks, effective April 25, 2009. According to the company, the move is in response to continued weak global demand for pulp and the need to manage inventory levels.

Domtar will also idle its Ear Falls, Ont., sawmill for approximately seven weeks, effective April 10, 2009.

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The temporary closures will affect approximately 500 people employed at the pulp mill, sawmill and related forestland operations.

The Dryden mill has an annual softwood pulp production capacity of 319,000 air dry tonnes. The Ear Falls sawmill has an annual production capacity of 190 million board feet of dimensional lumber.


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