Port Alberni mill reaches 10-year year milestone as supplier for Rolling Stone Magazine

PORT ALBERNI, BC, Feb. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Catalyst Paper's Port Alberni mill is marking 10 years as the supplier of coated mechanical paper for Rolling Stone Magazine, Wenner Media's flagship publication. As the only producer of coated mechanical paper in Western North America, Catalyst's Port Alberni mill also supplies paper for the popular Men's Journal, and the Westcoast edition of Us Weekly.

Catalyst President and CEO Kevin J. Clarke paid tribute to Wenner Media and Bulkley Dunton (the company that handles Wenner's paper supply) while in Port Alberni to meet with employees, City officials, community and business leaders.

"We have an excellent relationship and a shared commitment to being great partners. The titles they publish on our paper have great name recognition and having a long-standing anchor account helps grow additional coated business because people can see our paper in print, not only on a roll or in a sample pack," said Mr. Clarke.

With a total coated mechanical capacity of 223,000 tonnes, Catalyst produces Electracote, a coated four and Pacificote, a coated five product, on Port Alberni's No. 5 paper machine and the company's product development team is now testing the capability to make an even higher quality coated grade.

Catalyst Paper manufactures diverse specialty mechanical printing papers, newsprint and pulp. Its customers include retailers, publishers and commercial printers in North America, Latin America, the Pacific Rim and Europe. With three mills, located in British Columbia, Catalyst has a combined annual production capacity of 1.5 million tonnes. The company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "CYT" and is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. Catalyst is ranked by Corporate Knights magazine as one of the 50 Best Corporate Citizens in Canada.

SOURCE: Catalyst Paper Corporation

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