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White Birch Paper to Restart Stradacona Mill

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White Birch Paper Co., this week reported that it plans to reopen its Stadacona mill in Québec City, Qué,, Canada, on August 2. The mill has been closed since Dec. 9, 2011. The announcement comes after several months of joint efforts with the Government of Québec and the Syndicat canadien des communications, de l'énergie et du papier (SCEP) Unionized employees, to obtain a sustainable operating plan.

"This marks a new beginning for the Stadacona mill. A second chance. One that was only accomplished through hard work and sacrifice by many. Compromises by all parties involved have resulted in a promising future for Stadacona. As a proud corporate citizen of Québec, on behalf of both the company and its employees, I would like to thank Minister Hamad and the other members of the Provincial Québec Government for the role they played in developing a sustainable solution," Christopher Brant, president of White Birch Paper Co., said. "We look forward to continuing to build on that legacy from our new platform."

Brant added that "for our employees and participating community members, today's announcement re-establishes the mill's position as a valued employer with a sustainable future and exciting prospects. The Stadacona mill is now poised to be competitive in the global pulp and paper market both now and in the coming years. This mill has a very proud history of quality products and workmanship."

White Birch Paper produces newsprint, directory paper, and paperboard, with mills located in the U.S. and Canada. It is the second largest producer of newsprint in North America.


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