Resolute to Restart Its Gatineau, Quebec, Newsprint Mill

May 1, 2013 - Resolute Forest Products said in its first quarter earnings report that it expects to restart its Gatineau, Quebec newsprint mill early this month to offset the recent machine closure at its Calhoun, Tennessee, mill.

The Ottawa Business Journal also posted a story about the mill restart, which said, "The mill is reopening as a lower-cost operation thanks to a new labour agreement, the operation of just one machine and a co-generation power plant set to begin operation in June.

"The facility, located off Maloney Boulevard, east of Montée Paiement and almost directly across the Ottawa River from the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, will employ 130 workers, down from 330 when it was shut in April 2010.

"Chief executive Richard Garneau said the mill will produce newsprint that can be sold in North America or for export elsewhere, a market that has grown to represent 47 per cent of sales."

The full story is available at: Ottawa Business Journal

SOURCE: Resolute Forest Products and Ottawa Business Journal