NorskeCanada announces curtailments
November 23, 2001 By Pulp & Paper Canada
NorskeCanada announced plans for additional curtailment for the first quarter of 2002 at its BC paper operations,…
NorskeCanada announced plans for additional curtailment for the first quarter of 2002 at its BC paper operations, as weak economic conditions have reduced demand for the company’s products. These latest curtailment plans are consistent with the company’s approach to strictly balance production with customer orders.
NorskeCanada President and CEO Russell Horner said the company intends to distribute the impact of the curtailment across its operations in a cost-effective manner. The company is planning to shutdown two paper machines until market conditions improve. No. 3 paper machine at Port Alberni and No. 1 paper machine at Elk Falls are currently scheduled for shutdown in the first quarter. A third paper machine, No. 1 at Crofton, is also planned for shutdown during the month of January. Shutdowns will be minimized at the company’s Powell River division, in recognition of the recently-announced kraft mill, stone groundwood and woodroom closures.
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