TEMISCAMING, QC, Dec. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Tembec announced today that it will shut down its Pine Falls, Manitoba newsprint facility for two weeks during the Christmas holiday break. The mill will stop production on December 21 and restart on January 5, 2009.
Management has informed employees of the Company's decision.
The Pine Falls newsprint facility produces 185,000 tonnes annually.
Tembec is a large, diversified and integrated forest products company which stands as the global leader in sustainable forest management practices. With operations principally located in North America and in France, the Company employs approximately 7,000 people. Tembec's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TMB and warrants under TMB.WT. Additional information on Tembec is available on its website at www.tembec.com.
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