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Tembec’s Ontario sawmill shuts down


November 10, 2004
By Pulp & Paper Canada

There are 57 Tembec employees temporarily out of work due to the company’s decision to transiently shut down operat…

There are 57 Tembec employees temporarily out of work due to the company’s decision to transiently shut down operations at its SPF mill in Opasatika, ON. Operations ceased on Friday, November 5th, and will likely continue for a period of four to six weeks.

“The decision was taken because of a lack of log supply, mainly due to last summer’s very damp conditions,” confirmed James Lopez, executive vice president and president of the forest products group. “This made forest operations difficult and as a result, an insufficient supply of logs were obtained for the mill.”

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Tembec isn’t alone in its experience of this problem. Other Northern Ontario mills have been subjected to weakened log supply conditions. Notification has been given to the Hearst, ON sawmill employees about a potential shutdown in the near future, should conditions fail to improve.


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