Irving completes $20 million project at Lake Utopia
By Cindy Macdonald
Lake Utopia Paper has completed a successful nine-day maintenance and modernization project, which ran from September 7-16. At its peak, the $20-million project involved 326 contractors on site working on maintenance and capital improvements to the mill and paper machine.
“This is part of our ongoing investment in the long-term future of the mill. The jobs that we have here are very important to the local economy and the entire community. Maintaining those jobs is part of the focus of our ongoing investments,” said Dale Chaffey, mill manager, J.D. Irving.
Lake Utopia Paper produces high quality corrugating medium for the global market, from a furnish of hardwood and recycled fibre.
Later this fall, additional investments on the mill’s environmental treatment systems will be made.