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Elk Falls Mill to Cut Production Due to Fiber Supply Problems

Aug. 17, 2007 - Catalyst Paper said that due to fibre supply limitations caused by the ongoing United Steel Workers strike, the company will curtail most of the production at its Campbell River Elk Falls mill (Canada), effective August 31, 2007 at 8:00 a.m.

The temporary closure removes about 1,100 tonnes per day of paper production and 900 tonnes per day of pulp products impacting about 600 employees, Catalyst said. To protect service to key customers for as long as possible, the mill will continue to run its # 2 paper machine. This production will be curtailed sometime in mid-September, the company added.

Catalyst said that although it is actively managing its fiber supply and inventories, the likelihood of additional curtailments will increase as the labor disruption moves into September.

SOURCE: Catalyst Paper Corp.




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