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Paper Excellence Canada reactivates pulp production at Catalyst Crofton mill

More than 300 employees return to work in a positive boost for the industry

Paper Excellence Canada announce the revival of kraft pulp operations at its Catalyst Crofton mill, reinstating employment for over 300 workers. Although market conditions permit the relaunch of its pulp operations, the curtailment of paper operations at Crofton is being extended until the end of October.

“In spite of challenges posed by exceptionally low pulp and paper prices driven by global market fluctuations, we are pleased to announce that we are resuming pulp production and reinstating a portion of our workforce at our Crofton mill. While this is a positive development, we will continue to assess the ongoing viability of maintaining kraft pulp operations at Crofton to ensure it is cost effective to operate and consistent with our overall business strategies,” said Krista Cuddy, Catalyst Crofton, Interim Director – Operations & Integration.

Paper Excellence Canada continues to work with both the Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC) and Unifor unions to support its valued workforce as the company restart pulp production and mitigate the impact of the ongoing paper production curtailment.

Paper Excellence Canada, headquartered in British Columbia, is a diversified manufacturer of pulp and specialty, printing, writing, and packaging papers in Canada with a production capacity of over 2.5 million tonnes annually and a workforce of more than 2,100.

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