Statement from Ron Stern regarding Port Hawkesbury paper mill
“I am very pleased – for the employees of the mill, members of the community, and the mill’s many suppliers and customers – to be able to announce that the issues that yesterday prevented the mill from restarting have been overcome. Many people have worked extremely hard to arrive at this moment, and we will all continue to work hard together over the coming years to ensure that Port Hawkesbury remains the highest quality, most competitive paper mill of its kind in North America.
Starting next week, we intend to call all employees back to work.
The UARB has advised us that it has extended the date for filing of the required amendments to its previous order so that the matter can be dealt with on an expedited basis next week. We are pleased that NSPI has agreed to support that application.
It is our plan to take ownership Sept 28th, and for paper to begin to roll off the machines in the very first days of October. Our sales team has alerted customers and we are taking orders now.
I really want Nova Scotians to know how hard their government leaders – both provincially and municipally – have worked to ensure there is a future for this world class mill and its people. It’s been our goal since day one and it’s what they deserve.”
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