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Kruger to Idle Two Mills for Two Weeks

Oct. 2, 2007 - Kruger Inc. says it will reduce production at two Quebec paper mills by shutting them down for two weeks.

The downtime will affect 1,500 employees.

The Trois-Rivieres mill will close Oct. 28 to Nov. 10, while the Brompton mill in Sherbrooke will shut from Nov. 17 to Dec. 1, the company said.

The closures will reduce production by 25,000 tonnes of newsprint, 6,000 tonnes of supercalendered paper and 8,000 tonnes of coated paper.

The privately held company made the decision because of the increased value of the Canadian dollar and continued increase in production costs such as labor, fiber and energy.

SOURCE: CBC News




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