Fraser Papers announced that it plans to take up to 14,000 tons of market-related downtime at its hardwood kraft pulp mill in Thurso, Quebec. The shutdown will allow Fraser Papers to balance its pulp inventory with current customer requirements. Fraser Papers plans to close the mill December 15, 2008 and restart January 6, 2009, subject to orders.
Fraser Papers is an integrated specialty paper company that produces a broad range of specialty packaging and printing papers. The company has operations in New Brunswick, Maine, New Hampshire and Quebec.
Source: Fraser Papers Inc.