St. Marys Paper Getting Ready to Resume Papermaking

St. Marys Paper in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada.

Dec. 8, 2010 - St. Marys Paper is expected to be back in business this week, nine months after the mill suspended operations and sent 300 out of work.

President Gord Acton confirmed Wednesday the mill's workhorse paper machine No. 5 will "absolutely" be reactivated as early as today.

"We're grinding wood, pulp, wood's in the yard, paper will be on the reel tomorrow or Friday," Acton said in a brief phone interview from his legal firm.

He said officials were in the midst of drawing down financing Wednesday and new chief executive officer Dennis Bunnell was in Chicago talking to clients, "so we're just going crazy here."

Bunnell, who was brought on board in July from Munksjo Paper in Massachussets, has a history of re-starting out-of-service mills. His resume includes Newton Falls Fine Paper in New York state, which reopened in 2007 after being out of service for seven years.

Read the full story in The Sault Star: St. Marys Paper Expects to Resume Paper Production this Week

SOURCE: The Sault Star