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UPM’s NB Crown Licenses Up


February 1, 2009
By Pulp & Paper Canada

New Brunswick -Finland-based UPMKymmene Corp. will lose its licenses to manage provincial Crown forest in New Brunswick on March 31.

New Brunswick -Finland-based UPMKymmene Corp. will lose its licenses to manage provincial Crown forest in New Brunswick on March 31.

UPM closed its kraft pulp mill in Miramichi in 2004 and dismantled it. In 2007, the company shut all other Miramichi operations, which included the paper mill and groundwood pulp mill, as well as a sawmill.

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While their woodlands office in Miramichi and their sawmill in Bathurst are still operating, UPM has all of its assets in New Brunswick for sale.

When UPM leaves New Brunswick, the province’s natural resources department will be in charge of administering four of 10 woodland license areas.


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