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Catalyst Crofton resumes pulp operations, pauses paper operations until October

September 27, 2023  By CFI Staff

Paper Excellence's Crofton mill (Photo: Paper Excellence).

The kraft pulp operations at Catalyst Crofton mill in British Columbia have been resumed, Paper Excellence Canada shared in a press statement. This has brought more than 300 workers back to their jobs.

The company noted in its statement that while market conditions allow for the restart of the pulp operations at the mill, the curtailment of paper operations at Crofton is being extended to the end of October.

“In spite of challenges posed by exceptionally low pulp and paper prices driven by global market fluctuations, we are pleased to announce that we are resuming pulp production and reinstating a portion of our workforce at our Crofton mill. While this is a positive development, we will continue to assess the ongoing viability of maintaining Kraft pulp operations at Crofton to ensure it is cost-effective to operate and consistent with our overall business strategies,” said Krista Cuddy, Catalyst Crofton, interim director – operations and integration.

Paper Excellence Canada is continuously working with both the Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC) and Unifor unions to support its workforce as it restarts pulp production and focuses on mitigating the impact of the ongoing paper production curtailment.


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