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Tembec closes four sites


May 17, 2005
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Tembec has announced plans to restructure its Eastern Canadian operations, which will include the closure of four o…

Tembec has announced plans to restructure its Eastern Canadian operations, which will include the closure of four of its manufacturing units. Citing a strong Canadian dollar and competitiveness issues, the company confirmed its hands are tied and the closures remain the only viable option. "After making considerable efforts to stem the significant losses of these mills and find appropriate solutions to the challenges that they are facing, the company came to the conclusion that it had no choice but to shut down these operations," explained president and CEO Frank Dottori.

The company’s Saint-Raymond mill will close its doors on May 28th, at which point 165 jobs will be lost. The shut down of the Tembec Davidson sawmill in Mansfield-et-Portneuf will be more gradual, however, a total of 209 people will be put out of work once operations cease completely. The sawing operations at the TKL sawmill in Temiscaming, QC will close on July 11th and 29 people will lose their employment as a result. Marks Lumber, a remanufacturing facility in Brantford, ON closed on May 17th, and 56 people are now out of a job as a result.

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