Market recovery spurs paper mill investments, Powell River site restarts paper machine

Paper Excellence's Crofton mill had been making inroads with new food packaging paper while ­maintaining its traditional ­printing and writing-grade ­products. Photograph By Catalyst

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A recovery in global paper ­markets has spurred Paper Excellence to bring back online one of the paper machines at its Catalyst paper mill in Powell River, meaning a return to work for 200 people. The company plans to restart the machine around May 1.


The machine was shut down in the spring of last year after a malware attack affected the company’s IT systems, and the COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on both paper demand and paper production.


Source: Times Colonist


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