A Fort Frances city official said he doesn’t know if the Resolute Forest Products Inc. mill is being sold, but the company, which manufactures pulp and paper, is having ongoing talks with an unknown entity.
The official declined comment, as did Seth Kursman, Resolute’s vice president of corporate communications, sustainability and government affairs.
In 2014, the company announced an extended period of market-related outage on its remaining paper machine. About 150 employees were impacted by the outage.The kraft pulp mill and another paper machine have been idled since November 2012.
Resolute, formerly called Abitibi, was established in 2007. The company owns or operates about 40 pulp and paper mills, and wood products facilities in the U.S., Canada and South Korea. It employs about 7,700 employees, according to www.resolutefp.com.