Irving P&P/Tissue Launch $40 Million Investment at New Brunswick (5/03/2018)

Irving P&P/Tissue Launch $40 Million Investment at New Brunswick (5/03/2018) 

A total of 84 NEW BRUNSWICK SUPPLIERS are working on the modernization, as are 25-plus co-op students from the University of New Brunswick, Dalhousie University, Memorial University in Newfoundland & Labrador, and the New Brunswick Community College.

Irving Pulp and Paper and Irving Tissue, Saint John, N.B., Canada, has a $40 million investment underway. Eighty-four New Brunswick companies will be working on the modernization, accounting for $29 million of the investment. These suppliers are located across New Brunswick. The project is scheduled for completion on May 14, 2018.

This project also is going to provide hands-on learning experiences for the workforce of the future—more than 25 co-op students from the University of New Brunswick, Dalhousie University, Memorial University in Newfoundland & Labrador, as well as the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC).

This new investment brings environmental benefits. Today, the pulp mill is already 95% green energy. This upgrade will improve energy use and further reduce the site's carbon footprint.

"The pulp mill is the heart of our forest products value chain—from seed to store shelf—sustaining more than 9,600 direct, indirect, and induced jobs across New Brunswick," said Mark Mosher, VP of the Irving Pulp and Paper Division. "Every year we are growing more wood than we harvest. This wood goes to our sawmills. Chips from sawmills across the region are the primary ingredient for the pulp mill here in Saint John. The pulp is then used to produce quality tissue in Saint John, Dieppe, Toronto, New York (USA), and in 2019, Macon, Ga. (USA). The work we are doing will improve the quality and volume of tissue made for Canada’s top brands—Royale and Majesta—as well Scotties in the U.S.,” Mosher explained.

"New Brunswick is home and our owners are focused on a strong future for these mills. We’re really excited about what this modernization means for our employees, Saint John, and our many suppliers across the province," said Mosher.

This mill is at the heart of sustaining a value chain of more than:

  • 9,600 direct, indirect, and induced jobs
  • $615 million in wages
  • 1,700 suppliers from 250-plus communities.