Resolute Announces Shut-down of Laurentide
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.