Twin Rivers Announces Plans to Position Business for the Future

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Capital investment positions the business for the future by upgrading its largest paper machine to better serve key markets.

Madawaska, ME (June 6, 2016) – Twin Rivers Paper Company Limited announced today that it will invest approximately $12 million at its Madawaska facility as part of a strategic realignment to focus on growth-oriented market segments 和 maximize productivity.

“Our industry has undergone a great deal of change in the past decade, 和 we must continue to innovate 和 position Twin Rivers for the future,” said Chief Operating Officer John Reichert. “As part of our strategic repositioning, we have reviewed our papermaking assets 和 have initiated a substantial upgrade to the largest machine in the system, PM8, which will be completed in 2017. 另外, this repositioning will result in the permanent closure of PM3 at the end of July, improving productivity across our operations.”

Twin Rivers plans to invest approximately $12 million in PM8 to dramatically enhance the machine’s capabilities 和 broaden the markets served by the largest asset in the Twin Rivers paper mill system. The rebuild will establish PM8 as one of the largest producers of lightweight 技术 包装label specialties in North America, ideally positioned to support strategic growth initiatives while strengthening the company’s industry-leading lineup of hybrid 和 freesheet lightweight publishing grades. The machine to be shut down, PM3, is one of the mill’s higher-cost machines – an older, slower 和 smaller machine that produces a variety of coated 和 uncoated grades.

“Twin Rivers does not take these decisions lightly, 和 we recognize they will impact employment for approximately 49 of our valued associates. We will work closely with these individuals 和 the unions to facilitate this transition, 和 provide whatever resources are available to assist them,”Reichert说. “At the same time, we have a responsibility to make strategic decisions for the future of the Company, our approximately 1000 associates 和 the 5,800 people who rely on Twin Rivers’ operations across the regions in which we operate.”

The proposed capital investment announced today brings to over $47 million the level of strategic capital investments to date since the transition of mill ownership in 2013. Twin Rivers operates three additional paper machines that manufacture a range of specialty 包装, label 和 publishing papers with options in fiber content, functional characteristics, 美学和 可持续性. The company is known for rapid innovation 和 its commitment to 共同发展.

Twin Rivers is a vital part of the region’s economy. An economic impact study conducted in 2014 by Gardiner Pinfold Consultants Inc. (萨克维尔家族中的, NB) showed that Twin Rivers is responsible for $268 million (CAD) in economic output at its New Brunswick operations each year, 和 approximately $344 million (USD) at its operations in Maine.



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