Private sector buyer wanted for Prince Albert
October 17, 2005 By Pulp & Paper Canada
There may yet be hope to be had for Weyerhaeuser’s Prince Albert pulp and paper mill, the provincial government has…
There may yet be hope to be had for Weyerhaeuser’s Prince Albert pulp and paper mill, the provincial government has confirmed. According to the Daily Herald, a private-sector buyer for the facility is being sought.
The Herald reported that according to a task force on the forestry industry, no options are being ruled out, but involvement from the federal government is currently not high up on the priority list.
The Herald further reported that a meeting between the task force and a technical committee of government experts held on October 12th was the first congregation engaged in by the groups since the task force was announced on October 4th, right after the announcement of the mill’s pending closure.
According to the Herald, while the committee communicated to the task force that it had been in contact with several companies concerning the purchase of the mill, confirmation regarding how many enterprises have shown interest, and what companies they are, has yet to be received.
The task force will continue to meet on Wednesday mornings to discuss progress made by the technical committee.
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