Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Christmas curtailment at Catalyst Port Alberni mill

The following is a bulletin sent out earlier today announcing the dates that we will be shutting down around Christmas.

November 26, 2008
In light of declining orders and to manage fibre, energy and related input costs effectively in the short and long-term, the Port Alberni mill will shut down during the Christmas period.
The production curtailment of PM5 will begin on Monday, December 22nd at 6:00am, with startup commencing on Monday, January 5th at 6:00am. The production curtailment for all other areas will be as of Tuesday, December 23rd at 6:00am. Steam plant start-up will be on Friday,January 2nd at 8:00am. Other areas will begin start-up work on Saturday, January 3rd at 6:00am as required.
Crew requirements during this period will be confirmed and announced within the next few days,but will be limited to essential personnel only.
Kim Pedersen
General Manager
Port Alberni Operations

As I said yesterday I will be meeting with the company in the next few days to discuss all the details regarding this curtailment.

Jim VanDusen

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