September 21, 2015:
St. George, NB: Lake Utopia Paper has completed a successful nine-day maintenance and modernization project. At peak, the $20 million project (September 7-16) involved 326 contractors on site working on maintenance and capital improvements to the mill and paper machine.
Later this fall, additional investments on the mill’s environmental treatment systems will be made.
“This is part of our ongoing investment in the long-term future of the mill. The jobs that we have here are very important to the local economy and the entire community. Maintaining those jobs is part of the focus of our ongoing investments,” said Dale Chaffey, Mill Manager, J.D. Irving, Limited.
Lake Utopia Paper directly employs 140 people and an additional 195 are indirectly employed as a result of the mill operations generating approximately $25 million in employment income in the region.*
*Source: Jupia Consultants Inc. (2014)
About Lake Utopia Paper:
Lake Utopia Paper produces high quality corrugating medium for the global market. For over 40 years, our mill has supplied customers in Canada, the U.S. and Latin America.
Our product is made of Canadian hardwood harvested from environmentally certified forests, and recycled, sorted corrugated containers. Our ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified programs ensure the highest standards at all levels of our manufacturing process.
Lake Utopia Paper delivers world class-quality and service in the production of packaging material for some of the world's favorite brands of food products and other consumer items.