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Resolute Announces Shut-down of Laurentide

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Resolute Forest Products announced it will permanently close it’s Laurentide mill in Shawinigan, QC.   Laurentide produces approximately 210,000 tons/yr of SNC and SCB grades.  This would leave a big hole in capacity unless SCA producers fill the gap – but tonnage will be pre-made for the Fall season before Laurentide shuts.  Resolute cites high costs as the reason for the closure.