07 January 2009

Kruger to trim production by 25K tonnes in first half of 2009

A short news release from Kruger on Wednesday confirmed the company will shed 25,000 tonnes of production in the first half of 2009 with the cuts being spread across the company’s three Canadian mills.


Montréal (Québec), January 7, 2009 – Kruger Inc. announced today its intention to reduce its newsprint production by 25,000 tonnes in the first half of 2009. This curtailment will allow the company to re-balance its order book to capacity. The downtime will be spread throughout the Company’s three Canadian mills.

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 and Labrador, in the United States and the United Kingdom and has 9,000 employees.

This cut will affect the mill at Corner Brook but no details were released by Kruger.