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New Brunswick offers aid to Fraser Papers’ Edmundston, NB mill


December 12, 2007
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Edmundston, NB – The New Brunswick provincial government has announced it is preparing to invest millions of dollar…

Edmundston, NB – The New Brunswick provincial government has announced it is preparing to invest millions of dollars to keep Fraser Papers troubled pulp mill in Edmundston, NB in operation, the CBC reported recently. The government will partner with the company to invest in the infrastructure in the Edmundston and Plaster Rock mills.

Although Natural Resources Minister Donald Arseneault has not detailed the investment amount, it is expected to top the recently announced $17.3 million provincial loan for AV Cell Inc.s Specialty Cellulose Pulp Mill in Atholville, N.B. Arsenault noted that the government wants to help maintain the mill’s 385 jobs.

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The Edmundston facility includes a cogeneration site and has a capacity for 210,000 tonnes/year of bleached magnesium bisulfite pulp and 110,000 tonnes/year of groundwood pulp. The Plaster Rock facility has a lumber mill.

Source: CBC report of Dec. 6, 2007


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