Mercer International joins Alberta Forest Products Association

P&PC Staff
June 10, 2019
By P&PC Staff
June 10, 2019 – Mercer International, which operates a kraft pulp mill in Peace River, Alberta, has joined the Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) as a member.

The Peace River Pulp mill employs 285 people. Mercer also owns facilities in British Columbia, Germany and Australia, and has a global production capacity of about 2.2 million tonnes per year of kraft pulp, 550 million board feet of lumber and 400 megawatts of green electricity.

"We are very pleased to welcome Mercer to the AFPA family," says Paul Whittaker, president and CEO of AFPA, in a release. "Alberta has the most sustainably managed forests in the world and second-to-none manufacturing processes. Mercer’s reputation as an innovator and a great steward of our resources makes them an ideal partner for our association."

David Gandossi, president and CEO of Mercer, says, "Our focus on operational excellence, along with our unique approach to sustainability and ecosystem-based forestry, align well with the objectives of the AFPA and we are pleased to join this important organization."

The AFPA is the voice of Alberta’s forest industry. Forestry creates 40,000 jobs in Alberta and adds $7 billion to the provincial economy.

Add comment

Note: By submitting your comments you acknowledge that Pulp and Paper Canada has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that due to the volume of e-mails we receive, not all comments will be published and those that are published will not be edited. However, all will be carefully read, considered and appreciated.

Security code

Subscription Centre

New Subscription
Already a Subscriber
Customer Service
View Digital Magazine Renew

Most Popular

Latest Events

TissueCon 2019
October 1-4, 2019
BLRBAC Fall 2019 Meeting
October 14-16, 2019
October 27-30, 2019

We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. To find out more, read our Privacy Policy.