EDMUNDSTON, NB, June 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The union representing workers at
Twin Rivers Paper Company welcomes its acquisition by Atlas Holdings
and Blue Wolf Capital Speaking at today's press conference announcing
the acquisition, Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union
President Dave Coles said, "this is a positive step forward for Twin
Rivers, for CEP Local 29, and for our retirees."
Coles said the union will be working with the new owners and the
Government of New Brunswick to ensure that the hourly pension plan for
actives and retirees is protected.
"I am encouraged by commitments received from the new owners," he said.
"Today's announcement, together with CEP's recent certification of 200
workers at the saw mill in Plaster Rock, N.B., are proof of the renewal
taking place in the forest industry. And we intend to keep building on
CEP represents 350 workers at the Twin Rivers plant, which produces
specialty papers and lumber products that are well regarded throughout
the industry, and operates a second facility in Madawaska, Maine.
SOURCE: COMMUNICATIONS, ENERGY AND PAPERWORKERS UNION OF CANADA
For further information:
Dave Coles (613) 299-5628