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Kruger shuts down supercalendered machines


November 6, 2007
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Montral, QC — Kruger has announced that it will shut down production on the two supercalendered paper machines at …

Montral, QC — Kruger has announced that it will shut down production on the two supercalendered paper machines at its Trois-Rivires mill. The scheduled temporary production shutdown of PM5 will be extended for an indefinite period, affecting 65 employees. PM6 will resume production as planned on November 12, but will be interrupted for an indefinite period as of February 4, 2008, affecting 115 employees. Annual production on these two machines is 150,000 tonnes.

“The Company regrets having to make such a decision,” said Jean Majeau, VP Corporate Affairs for Kruger. “Unfortunately, the continued increase of the Canadian dollar value and production costs, and the current market conditions leave us no other choice”

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