Resolute Suspends Québec Operations

Resolute Suspends Québec Operations

Resolute Forest Products is suspending indefinitely its wood-cutting operations in Québec’s Mauricie region near Trois-Rivieres, the company announced Thursday.
The suspension, which starts Friday, will affect at least 180 jobs.
The Montreal-based company attributed the decision mainly to high fibre costs, but also low market selling prices. Resolute said it has had discussions with the provincial government about fibre costs and won’t restart operations if the situation doesn’t change.
Last summer, the company and two competitors temporarily suspended activities in Québec’s North Shore because wood was damaged by an infestation of spruce budworm.

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