Kamloops’ Kruger mill thriving as forestry sector struggles

By Michael Reeve
CFJC Today Kamloops
January 31, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

KAMLOOPS — The forestry sector in British Columbia has been dealing with curtailments, realignments and mill closures across the province.  Kruger Specialty Papers acquired the Kamloops pulp mill in June of 2022. At that time officials stated that the pulp mill fit perfectly into their future plans for the company. Fast forward to January 2023, and as mills across B.C. are struggling, Kruger is still turning a profit.  “As you can appreciate, it is a difficult time for the forest product industry here in B.C. — especially given the challenges right now with fiber availability. However, despite that, the Kamloops mill is looking very sound financially, and we really believe it has a strong future,” said Kristin Dangelmaier, Environment and Technical Manger for Kruger Kamloops. …“The Kamloops facility has the assets and the grade-mix and the production line that really fits well with Kruger’s business plan.”

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