Corner Brook Pulp and Paper shuts down for one week

    Monday, 20 November 2023 07:00

    By Tonya Organ

    A Kruger news release says they “may carry out additional production shutdowns in the coming weeks” and “The duration of these interruptions will depend on the evolution of the newsprint market.”

    Corner Brook Pulp and Paper has started a one week shutdown today citing the move is due to the “difficult business environment in the newsprint sector.” Production is set to begin again on November 27th, but a Kruger news release says they “may carry out additional production shutdowns in the coming weeks” and “The duration of these interruptions will depend on the evolution of the newsprint market.” ACOA and Rural Economic Minister Gudie Hutchings spoke with Kruger officials late last week. She says Corner Brook is a paper town. Hutchings says government will be there to support workers in any way they can and think creatively on what other products could be made at the mill. 

    Meanwhile, Immigration, Population, Skills and Growth Minister Gerry Byrne says it’s always an anxious time when the mill announces a shutdown. He says this has happened in the past. An annual inspection and repair work on the Mill’s main boiler will be completed during the shutdown. The shutdown affects about 300 employees.

     

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