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West Fraser cuts 100 jobs at Hinton


March 22, 2006
By Pulp & Paper Canada

A total of 100 jobs are being cut at West Fraser Timber’s pulp mill in Hinton, AB. The decision to permanently clos…

A total of 100 jobs are being cut at West Fraser Timber’s pulp mill in Hinton, AB. The decision to permanently close a pulp machine and a wood room at the facility prompted the job cuts.

According to a report by Canadian Press, the streamlining will imply an after-tax charge of $25 million, which will be tacked on to the company’s 2006 first quarter results.

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Employment isn’t the only thing being slashed by the closures production of northern bleached softwood kraft pulp will also be reduced by roughly 70,000 tonnes each year.

The company has said it will dole out $20 million over the next two years to modernize another pulp machine at the Hinton mill in an attempt to increase speed and productivity.


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