FPAC welcomes Fortress Paper as its newest member
OTTAWA, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – The Chairman of the Board of the Forest
Products Association of Canada (FPAC) Jim Lopez, today announced that
Fortress Paper has become the newest member of the industry group.
FPAC is the voice of Canada’s wood, pulp and paper producers nationally
and internationally in government, trade and environmental affairs.
“We are delighted to welcome Fortress Paper to FPAC.” said
Lopez. ”Fortress will fit well in an association that is actively
engaged in the dynamic transformation taking place in our sector aimed
at producing new and valuable products from trees.”
Fortress is an international producer of dissolving pulp, security
papers and other security related products and wallpaper base. The
Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill, located in Thurso Quebec, produces
dissolving pulp for the viscose fibre industry in Asia. The Companies
Dresden Mill in Germany is a leading international producer of
specialty non-woven wallpaper base products. The company’s security
paper products business is based out of its Landqart mill in
Switzerland, where it produces banknote, passport, visa and other
security papers and products.
Fortress has also recently signed an agreement to purchase a mill in
Lebel-sur-Quevillon Quebec where it will produce dissolving pulp and
operate a co-generation facility to produce bio-energy. The company is
based in Vancouver.
“Fortress has a track record of putting bold transformational thinking
into action” said Catherine Cobden, interim President and CEO of FPAC.
“We are pleased that the company is joining our Association as we
continue to demonstrate the forest industry’s role in the jobs,
environment and economy of tomorrow.”
“FPAC is known for being a progressive and effective national voice for
the forest products industry,” said Chadwick Wasilenkoff, Chairman and
CEO of Fortress Paper. “We are very pleased to join FPAC and eager to
work together to build an innovative, profitable and environmentally
conscious path for the industry.”
FPAC represents 19 major forest product companies operating coast to
coast in Canada as well in other parts of the world.
FPAC provides a voice for Canada’s wood, pulp, and paper producers
nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental
affairs. The $57-billion-a-year forest products industry represents 2%
of Canada’s GDP and is one of Canada’s largest employers operating in
hundreds of communities and providing 240,000 direct jobs across the
SOURCE FOREST PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA