Montréal, Québec, Canada, 22 September 2008 – Kruger Inc. announced today that, due to current market conditions, it will reduce coated paper production by 17,000 metric tons at its Trois-Rivières mill, from 01 October 2008 to 01 February 2009. Combined with recent curtailments at the Trois-Rivières and Wayagamack mills, this decision will result in a total coated paper reduction of approximately 40,000 metric tons, which represent 10% of the company’s annual coated paper output.
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 Alberta, British Columbia, Labrador, Newfoundland, Ontario, and Quebec in Canada, and in the United States and the United Kingdom, and has 9000 employees.