Labour and management at the Corner Brook Pulp and Paper mill in Corner Brook are mulling over options for the future and working to find more efficiencies to keep the mill viable after four out of five mill unions voted to accept a contract offer by the mill’s parent company, Kruger Inc. — Canadian Press file photo
About 110 employees of Kruger Inc. will be affected when the company shuts down Paper Machine No. 2 at its Corner Brook newsprint mill for two weeks in the west coast city.
A news release states the shutdown period will run from Dec. 23 to Jan. 7.
The 15-day curtailment will result in a 4,000 metric tonne reduction in newsprint output.
Founded in 1904, Kruger Inc. is a major producer of publication papers, tissue, lumber and other wood products, corrugated cartons from recycled fibres, green and renewable energy and wines and spirits.
The company is also involved in paper and paperboard recycling in North America.
Kruger operates facilities in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador and the United States.