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SCOTT INVESTS $116M


December 12, 2002
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Kruger Inc. and the Quebec government are investing $116.4 million in the Scott Paper mills (a Kruger company) in C…

Kruger Inc. and the Quebec government are investing $116.4 million in the Scott Paper mills (a Kruger company) in Crabtree and Lennoxville, QC.
Quebec Premier Bernard Landry, Kruger CEO Joseph Kruger II and Scott COO Donald Cayouette made the announcement. Investissement Quebec will participate in the project with $11.1 million, refundable under the FAIRE program. Innovation-Papier will also participate with a non-refundable contribution of $16.6 million, equivalent to 15% of the eligible capital expenditures in the program.
The investment will create 60 new jobs and will secure 636 jobs in the mills. The upgrading program at the Crabtree mill includes the installation of a new paper machine and two winders for hygienic paper, automation of one wrapping line for finished product cases, and the addition of a new robotized line for unitization of the cases. The upgrading of No.5 paper machine in Lennoxville includes the addition of a new wet end.
Work will be completed in the summer of 2003.

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