Kruger to Take Newsprint, Coated Paper Production Downtime in Canada

June 22, 2011 - Kruger yesterday said that it will shut down production at its Trois-Rivieres, Brompton and Wayagamack mills between June 23 and June 28, 2011.

The mills are located in Quebec, Canada.

In a written statement, Kruger said, "These shutdowns will allow the Company to reduce the millsí total newsprint production by 9,000 tonnes and coated paper production by 4,000 tonnes.

Earlier this year (March 28 - April 5), Kruger took coated paper production downtime at Wayagamack, which reduced the millís total coated paper production by 6,000 tonnes.

The Trois-Rivieres mill has an annual capacity to produce 370,000 metric tonnes of newsprint, 130,000 MT of groundwood specialties, and 170,000 MT of coated papers.

The Wayagamack mill has an annual capacity to produce 250,000 MT of ultralightweight coated paper and 98,00 MT of kraft pulp.

The Brompton mill has an annual capacity to produce 300,000 MT of newsprint and 216,000 MT of recycled pulp.

SOURCE: Kruger Inc.