Resolute indefinitely idles Thorold newsprint mill

On March 7, 2017, Montreal, QC-based Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced the immediate, indefinite idling of its paper mill in Thorold, ON. The facility employed over 100 workers and has an annual capacity of about 197,000 tonnes of newsprint on one machine using 100% recycled furnish.

Resolute said the decision was driven by the continued decline in North American newsprint consumption, coupled with the increasing cost of recovered paper. The mill had been taking downtime since mid-December 2016.

Resolute is collaborating with Stone House Investments Holdings Inc., an independent third party interested in converting Thorold to production of an alternative product.

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