RICHMOND, BC, April 14 /CNW/ - Catalyst Paper (TSX: CTL) today announced
that its Snowflake mill will curtail production by approximately 5,500
tonnes of recycled newsprint in order to adjust for limited
availability of affordable, quality waste paper.
The move also reflects the company's ongoing commitment to balancing
production with orders and to keeping inventory levels in check. The
downtime totals approximately six days over the next several weeks and
will be used to carry out maintenance activities, including a three-day
mill-wide shut, preventing the need for employee layoffs.
The Snowflake mill has annual production capacity of 337,000 tonnes of
recycled newsprint and uncoated specialty papers and is chain of
custody certified to the Forest Stewardship Council standard. The
operation supports recovery and domestic recycling of more than 480,000
tons of waste paper annually and is the second largest private sector
employer in northeast Arizona.
Catalyst Paper manufactures diverse specialty printing papers, newsprint
and pulp. Its customers include retailers, publishers and commercial
printers in North America, Latin America, the Pacific Rim and Europe.
With four mills located in British Columbia and Arizona, Catalyst has a
combined annual production capacity of 1.9 million tonnes. The company
is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada and its common
shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CTL.
Catalyst is listed on the Jantzi Social Index® and is also ranked by
Corporate Knights as one of the 50 Best Corporate Citizens in Canada.
SOURCE Catalyst Paper Corporation
For further information:
| Lyn Brown |
Vice President, Corporate Relations
| Murray Hewitt |
General Manager, Snowflake Mill