Resolute Forest Products Announces Restart of its Dolbeau Paper Mill
MONTREAL—August 24, 2012—Resolute Forest Products announced that its paper mill in Dolbeau-Mistassini (Québec) is to resume operations. Production of soft nip calendered (SNC and SCB) commercial printing paper will resume as soon as the recall of employees is completed. The restart of the mill will provide direct employment for approximately 135 workers.
The restart of operations represents an investment of $20 million (CDN). This decision follows the receipt of a notice of acceptance of the tender regarding the sale of electricity to be produced at the Company’s Mistassini cogeneration facility to Hydro-Québec.
“We spared no effort to relaunch the Dolbeau mill because it is a good investment,” stated Richard Garneau, president and CEO of Resolute, who was in the Lac-Saint-Jean region to confirm the news. “With today’s announcement, Resolute will be more competitive than ever.”
The company is currently assessing its network of paper mills to ensure that production continues to be balanced.
Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry with a diverse range of products, including newsprint, commercial printing papers, market pulp and wood products. The Company owns or operates 21 pulp and paper mills and 22 wood products facilities in the United States, Canada and South Korea.