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Rayonier Advanced Materials to temporarily curtail production at 7 Canadian plants


March 26, 2020
By P&PC Staff

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Rayonier Advanced Materials has curtailed its production at seven Canadian locations, including its newsprint plant in Kapuskasing, Ontario.

Starting this week, the company will halt production at the Kapuskasing newsprint plant and cease or reduce operations at all softwood sawmills located in Ontario and Quebec.

The curtailments will last at least two weeks and may be extended longer depending on market conditions.

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Existing sales orders will continue to be fulfilled from current inventory and reduced production at the Kapuskasing sawmill.

All other facilities, including the four high-purity cellulose (HPC) facilities in Canada, the United States and France, and the pulp and paperboard facilities in Temiscaming, Quebec, are expected to operate at normal levels.

These facilities, each deemed an “essential business” in its given country, produce a variety of products including many that are critical raw materials for pharmaceutical, food and cleaning products.