Kruger curtails production at two of its publication papers mills

    MONTREAL, Oct. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Kruger Inc. announced that it will reduce
the production at two of its Québec paper mills. These production curtailments
will be achieved by the shutdown of the Trois-Rivières mill, from October 28
to November 10 and the Brompton (Sherbrooke) mill from November 17 to December
1st. Total production reductions during these periods will amount to
25,000 metric tonnes of newsprint, 6,000 metric tonnes of supercalendered
paper and 8,000 metric tonnes of coated paper.
    These interruptions will affect 1,500 employees and result from the
combined effects of the increase in value of the Canadian dollar and the
continued increase in production costs, including manpower, fiber supplies and

    Founded in 1904, Kruger Inc. is a major producer of publication papers,
tissue, lumber and other wood products, corrugated cartons from recycled
fibers, green and renewable energy and wines and spirits. The Company is also
a leader in paper and paperboard recycling in North America. Kruger operates
facilities in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland and
Labrador, in the United States and the United Kingdom and has
10,000 employees.

For further information:

For further information: Jean Majeau, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs,
(514) 343-3213,,

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