Kruger to shut down three paper machines
December 6, 2004 By Pulp & Paper Canada
Kruger will temporarily shut down three paper machines for eight consecutive days, starting December 24th. They’ll…
Kruger will temporarily shut down three paper machines for eight consecutive days, starting December 24th. They’ll start up again on January 3rd, 2005. The machines are all in different mills, with one in the Trois-Rivires mill, another at Kruger Wayagamack and the third at the Corner Brook Pulp and Paper mill in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Despite orders for the three machines, and the fact that the company’s paper machines typically operate over the holidays, the shutdowns are being executed primarily due to the negative impact imposed by the skyrocketing Canadian dollar. A whopping 350 employees will be affected by the temporary shutdowns at the mills.
Currently, Kruger is conducting an extensive operational review of each of its mills to determine if further paper-machine shutdowns are warranted.
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