Stora Enso Re-Starts PM 1 at Port Hawkesbury Mill
Nov. 27, 2006 - Stora Enso on Friday re-started its newsprint machine, PM 1, at the company's Port Hawkesbury mill in Nova Scotia.
"The employees are both excited and relieved to see the newsprint machine running," Stora Enso spokeswoman Patricia Dietz told The Chronicle Herald late Friday afternoon.
Stora Enso initially shutdown the Port Hawkesbury mill last December for the Christmas break. At the same time, the company was negotiating a new labor pact with the workers' union. A new labor deal never materialized and Stora shut the mill for an indefinite period.
Since that time, Stora established new deals with workers, energy rates, and taxes and announced in August that it would re-start the mill.
The Port Hawkesbury mill houses PM1, a 190,000 tpy newsprint machine and PM 2, a 360,000 tpy super-calendered magazine paper machine.
The mill was re-opened in late September and PM 2 was brought back on line in early October.
SOURCE: Industry News Reports
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