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Abitibi won’t close Iroquois Falls paper machine (September 01, 2001)

IROQUOIS FALLS, Ont. - Last month, Abitibi-Consolidateds announced its Number One paper machine located here will remain open.Official word came after the company reached an agreement with the four un...


IROQUOIS FALLS, Ont. – Last month, Abitibi-Consolidateds announced its Number One paper machine located here will remain open.

Official word came after the company reached an agreement with the four union groups, under the Communication, Energy and Paperworkers

Union (CEP), to keep operating the specialty newsprint machine.

The news finally managed to elevate spirits around the small northeastern Ontario community for the first time since May. That’s when Abitibi announced it would close the machine – which employs 200 people and has an annual production capacity of 50,000 tonnes. n


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