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Paper Excellence expected to restart Chetwynd in May


April 29, 2015
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Reports out of Chetwynd, B.C. suggest that the town’s idled pulp and paper mill is about to restart. According to a story in Business in Vancouver, Paper Excellence plans to reopen the mill as early as May 1st. The former Tembec mill has…

Reports out of Chetwynd, B.C. suggest that the town’s idled pulp and paper mill is about to restart. According to a story in Business in Vancouver, Paper Excellence plans to reopen the mill as early as May 1st. The former Tembec mill has been shut down since September of 2012.

The report was unconfirmed by Paper Excellence, but officials for the union representing mill workers confirmed that the company is working towards restarting the mill.

Much of the mill’s unionized workforce has been working at the idled mill since last year, doing cleanup, maintenance and preparation to go into operation, according to Business in Vancouver. The Chetwynd mill had an annual production capacity of 240,000 tonnes of bleached chemi-thermomechanical (BCTMP) hardwood pulp.