Metso Signs Agreement With Usinage Bertrem In Sorel, Quebec

Bretrem facility in Saint-Joseph-de-Sorel, Quebec, Canada

Feb. 7, 2011 (Press Release) - Metso Paper Ltd, St-Laurent, Quebec and Usinage Bertrem, QC have signed an agreement naming Usinage Bertrem as an authorized Canadian service center for roll repairs.

The agreement will complement Metso's current services to the pulp industry in North America, and is in line with Metso's strategy to increase the level of business in the services sector. The 22,000 sq ft workshop located in Sorel, Quebec is currently owned by Pierre Cardin, an ex-Beloit employee with over 30 years experience in paper machine and roll manufacturing. Mr. Cardin was a key player in establishing Beloit Manhattan's roll service shop in Renfrew, Ontario.

Metso's partnership with Pierre Cardin and Usinage Bertam will give our Eastern Canada customers access to the highest quality repairs and upgrades from a knowledgeable provider of quality repair services. The services offered at the Sorel location will mainly focus on mechanical roll repairs, but because of existing links to the other Metso roll repair and covering facilities in the US, this location will act as a true one-stop roll service center.

SOURCE: Metso Paper Ltd