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Fire consumes half of mill’s waste paper inventory

Catalyst Paper’s Snowflake Mill in northeast Arizona has shut down production following a fire Monday that destroyed approximately 14,000 tonnes of recovered waste paper.


April 19, 2011
by PLANT STAFF

RICHMOND, BC: Catalyst Paper’s Snowflake Mill in northeast Arizona has shut down production following a fire Monday that destroyed approximately 14,000 tonnes of recovered waste paper.

Catalyst, a Richmond, BC-based paper products manufacturer, said the cause of the fire in the mill’s storage has not been determined, but the mill will remain shut down until the damage to the waste paper feed system has been determined, but paper production is expected to resume later this week.

The mill has a production capacity of 337,000 tonnes of recycled newsprint and uncoated specialty papers a year. The operation supports recovery and domestic recycling of more than 480,000 tonnes of waste paper annually and is the second largest private sector employer in northeast Arizona.

Catalyst Paper manufactures specialty printing papers, newsprint and pulp.
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