Kruger to Shutdown No. 1 Paper Machine at Brompton Mill for Indefinite Period

The shutdwon of the No. 1 Paper Machine at the Brompton Mill for an indefinite period will affect 98 workers and reduce the mill's capacity by 100,000 tonnes.

Sept. 25, 2014 - Kruger Inc. yesterday announced that it will stop production on the No. 1 Paper Machine and deinked pulp plant operations at its Brompton Newsprint Mill for an indefinite period, effective November 14, 2014.

"This decision, which is intended to rebalance the order book and improve the Mill's competitive position, will affect some 98 employees and reduce its annual newsprint production by 100,000 tonnes," the company said in a news release.

The Brompton mill is located in Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada, and has three paper machines that produce high-quality newsprint from thermo-mechanical and recycled pulp.

The paper mill's capacity is 305,000 tonnes per year. The deinking facility produces 380 tonnes of deinked pulp per day for the mill.

Unfavourable market conditions, in particular the continuing drop in demand for newsprint, were cited as the reason for Kruger's decision.

Kruger said that it will make every effort to minimize the closure's impact on its employees.

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. To learn more, please visit www.kruger.com.

SOURCE: Kruger, Inc.