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Tembec Starts New Refiner Line at its Chetwynd High Yield Pulp Mill in British Columbia
Chetwynd, British Columbia, Canada, 15 October 2007 -– Tembec announced today the successful startup of the new tertiary refiner line at its high yield pulp mill in Chetwynd, British Columbia. The installation of this equipment will increase production by 10,000 a.d. metric tons. The capital cost of the project was less than CAD 1 million.

"The increased capacity as a result of this startup will enable us to meet the growing demand for our product in the marketplace,” said Yvon Pelletier, executive vice president and president of the Pulp Group. “As a global leader in the high yield market pulp sector, we are continually improving our operations to ensure our competitiveness and ability to meet market demands.”

Tembec is one of the world’s leading market pulp producers. This optimization will raise the total capacity of the company to approximately 2 million metric tons.

Tembec is a large, diversified, and integrated forest products company. With operations principally located in North America and in France, the company employs approximately 9000 people. Tembec’s common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TBC. Additional information on Tembec is available on its website at www.tembec.com

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