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Resolute's Calhoun Tissue Operation on Track for Q1 2017 Startup

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Resolute's Calhoun Tissue Operation on Track for Q1 2017 Startup 

Resolute Forest Products Inc., Montreal, Que., Canada, this past Tuesday (Sept. 6, 2016) announced completion of commissioning of the first tissue converting line at its state-of-the-art tissue facility currently under construction in Calhoun, Tenn., USA. The remaining two lines will be commissioned by year-end. 

"We are on schedule with the $270 million project, our largest investment since 2010," said Richard Garneau, president and CEO." The first production of bath tissue and towel came off of the converting line on August 17, representing an important milestone. We are confident that the new tissue machine will be operational as planned, in the first quarter of next year." 

Resolute's new tissue machine and converting operations are being built at its Calhoun pulp and paper mill, which will be one of the most competitive and efficient tissue operations in North America. At full capacity, the facility will produce approximately 66,000 short tpy of at-home, premium bath tissue and paper towel, focused on the growing private-label market.
 
Construction of the Advantage-NTT machine, the latest innovation in tissue manufacturing, is underway. "We are proud to have one of the most modern and flexible NTT machines, specifically designed for the retail market in North America," added Garneau. "It is important to position ourselves as a preferred supplier to major private-label retailers by delivering the highest quality product for their store brands."

Resolute Forest Products produces a diverse range of products, including market pulp, wood products, tissue, newsprint, and specialty papers. The company owns or operates more than 40 pulp, paper, tissue, and wood products facilities in the U.S., Canada, and South Korea, as well as power generation assets in Canada and the U.S. Marketing its products in close to 80 countries, Resolute has third-party certified 100% of its managed woodlands to internationally recognized sustainable forest management standards. 

 

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