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Resolute idles Thorold newsprint mill


March 10, 2017
By P&PC Staff
The inside of an unnamed Resolute newsprint mill.

Mar. 10, 2017 – Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced the immediate and indefinite idling of its paper mill located in Thorold, Ont. The facility, which employed over 100 workers, has an annual production capacity of approximately 197,000 metric tonnes of newsprint on one machine using 100 per cent recycled furnish.

Resolute explains the decision is based on what it sees as significant decline in North American newsprint consumption, as well as with the increasing cost of recovered paper. The company had been taking downtime at the operation since mid-December 2016.

Resolute explains it is collaborating with Stone House Investments Holdings, which is interested in converting the Thorold facility to produce an unnamed alternative product.

Resolute produces market pulp, tissue, wood products, newsprint and specialty papers, which are marketed in over 70 countries. The company owns or operates some 40 manufacturing facilities, as well as power generation assets, in the United States and Canada.