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Resolute to construct new $50M sawmill in northwest Ontario that will supply chips to Thunder Bay pulp and paper mill; seeks to reposition idle pulp mill in Fort Frances

MONTREAL , Jan. 31, 2013 (CNW) - 

Resolute Forest Products today announced the construction of a new sawmill in the area of Atikokan, Ontario. This investment reflects Resolute's ongoing commitment to the solid wood business and will provide significant economic opportunities for First Nations in the region.

The Atikokan project will involve the construction of a single line random length (16 ft) sawmill with an annual capacity of 150 million board feet. Approximately 90 people will be directly employed by the operation, and additional indirect positions will be created for hauling finished lumber and residual chips. Final site selection in the Atikokan area will be completed in the next few weeks, and construction is anticipated to begin in the spring, with completion targeted for early 2014. The capital cost of the project is estimated at C$50 million.

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