Idled mill in Fort Frances, Ont., closing permanently: Resolute Forest Products

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FORT FRANCES, Ont. – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (TSX:RFP) is permanently closing its idled pulp and paper mill in Fort Frances, Ont.

The company says there is no economically viable option for the pulp and paper operations, which once employed more than 200 people.

The kraft pulp mill and a paper machine have been idled since November 2012.

The company announced an extended outage at the remaining paper machine in January.

Resolute says it will provide appropriate notice to staff who remained on the job to manage the idled plant.

Affected employees will also be considered for job openings and opportunities at other company facilities.

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