Paper Excellence Canada has announced the resumption of kraft pulp production at its Catalyst Crofton mill, marking a positive step for the company and the region.
More than 300 workers affected by previous closures are now returning to work.
Although current market conditions allow pulp production to resume, it is important to note that the reduction in paper activity at the Crofton mill will continue until the end of October. The reason for this strategic decision was the ongoing challenges caused by exceptionally low pulp and paper prices due to fluctuations in the global market. Krista Cuddy, Interim Director of Operations and Integration at Catalyst Crofton, emphasized the importance of this announcement: “Despite these challenges, we are pleased to be able to restart pulp production and bring some of our workforce back to our Crofton facility. However, we will continue to continually assess the long-term viability of the Crofton kraft pulp operations to ensure they remain profitable and consistent with our overall business objectives. »
Paper Excellence Canada remains strongly committed to its employees and continues to work closely with the Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC) unions and Unifor to support its workforce during this transition period. The company is working hard to mitigate the impact of the ongoing decline in paper production while focusing its efforts on restarting pulp production in Crofton.
The next few months will be crucial in assessing market developments and determining Crofton’s future business development.
Headquartered in British Columbia, Paper Excellence Canada is a diversified producer of pulp and specialty papers, printing, writing and packaging papers in Canada with a production capacity of over 2.5 million tonnes per year and a workforce of over 2,100 employees.
This text is a free translation of the press release into English. www.paperexcellence.com