Tembec to Add Energy Surcharge for Dissolving Pulp
July 16, 2008 - Tembec announced an energy surcharge for all customers of its Specialty Dissolving Pulp business in Canada and France. The surcharge of US$100 per metric tonne will be implemented no later than October 1, 2008.
"In addition to bearing the high cost of direct energy usage in our mills, the skyrocketing cost of energy has had an impact on a number of other critical cost inputs in our business, such as freight, delivered wood and chemicals," said Yvon Pelletier, executive vice president and president of the Pulp Group.
"The company has seen the cost of outbound freight increase dramatically as virtually all of our transportation providers implemented energy surcharges. While these surcharges have been paid by Tembec thus far, the extent and duration of these increased costs can no longer be absorbed by the company and we have no choice but to follow the actions of our suppliers and implement a surcharge," Pelletier said.
Tembec indicated that the energy surcharge is temporary and will be adjusted as the price of energy modulates.