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Miramichi shuts for three months


December 13, 2005
By Pulp & Paper Canada

February 1st will mark the start of a three-month hiatus for UPM Miramichi. UPM Kymmene said that high operating co…

February 1st will mark the start of a three-month hiatus for UPM Miramichi. UPM Kymmene said that high operating costs and a strong Canadian dollar have rendered exports to the United States unprofitable.

Roughly 540 union employees at the paper mill and groundwood mill will be laid off. An additional 125 staff positions at these sites may also be cut, but no official announcement on this front has of yet been made.

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