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Domtar to make four closures


August 7, 2007
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Montreal, QC–Domtar is making a series of closures that will result in a loss of 430 jobs. According to a recent r…

Montreal, QC–Domtar is making a series of closures that will result in a loss of 430 jobs. According to a recent report by the Prince Albert Daily Herald, the company is permanently shutting its Gatineau, QC mill, a converting centre in Ottawa, and two U.S. paper machines at its Woodland mill in Baileyville, ME and its facility in Port Edwards, WI.

The driving forces behind this decision to permanently close these operations are excess capacity and cost competitiveness, the Herald reported CEO Raymond Royer as saying.

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While we are in the process of leveraging our improved geographic footprint to serve our customers from our best-performing operations, adjusting our production to demand remains an ongoing exercise. Further rationalization may be implemented in the near future.


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