Kruger to Take Two Weeks of Newsprint Downtime on PM 2 At Corner Brook Mill

The 15-day curtailment will result in a 4,000 metric tonne reduction in newsprint output at Kruger's Corner Brook mill.

Dec. 14, 2012 - Montreal-based Kruger announced that it will shut down Paper Machine No. 2 at its Corner Brook newsprint mill in Newfoundland, Canada for a period of two weeks, starting December 23, 2012.

In a statement, Kruger said, "This 15-day curtailment will result in a 4,000 metric tonne reduction in newsprint output and will affect 110 employees."

"Production is scheduled to resume on January 7, 2013," the company added.

The Corner Brook mill operates two paper machines which have the combined capacity to produce 250,000 metric tons per year of newsprint.

Founded in 1904, Kruger Inc. is a major producer of publication papers, tissue, lumber and other wood products, corrugated cartons from recycled fibres, green and renewable energy and wines and spirits. The company is also a leader in paper and paperboard recycling in North America. Kruger operates facilities in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador and the United States.

SOURCE: Kruger Inc.