604.247.4400

2nd Floor,
3600 Lysander Lane,
Richmond, BC V7B 1C3

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Skookumchuck

Located on the western edge of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia, Skookumchuck Pulp is a vital employer to the area. Commissioned in 1968, Skookumchuck Pulp has seen substantial modernization work making the mill one of Paper Excellence’s most sophisticated facilities. Skookumchuck is a word derived from the local First Nations language meaning “strong water” and the name of the creek that supplies the mill with water. The Paper Excellence Skookumchuck Pulp Mill Incorporated facility is a leading producer of high quality Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft pulps. These pulps are used by customers worldwide to make a wide variety of products from tissue and paper towels to fine writing paper.

FACTS & FIGURES

  • NBSK Pulp: 280,000 tonnes per year
  • Self-generated green power export to BC’s grid
  • Interior of BC fibre supply dominated by sawmill residual chips and pulp logs
  • 280 full time employees
  • 1,000 indirect jobs in British Columbia
  • $400 million in economic contribution
  • Local property taxation of $300,000 annually
  • 90% of the mill’s energy comes from renewable sources with 39% reduction in greenhouse gases since 1990
  • 100% of power use is self-generated green electricity (maximum of 5% non-renewable fuels)
  • 100% of wood fibre is low risk using the FSC risk assessment process
  • Certified to FSC® and PEFC™ Chain of Custody
  • Robust health and safety program to help protect employees
  • Local donations program that focuses funds to cultural, athletic and other important aspects of the community
  • Proud corporate donor of East Kootenay Foundation for Health MALDI time-of-flight program

FACTS & FIGURES

  • NBSK Pulp: 280,000 tonnes per year
  • Self-generated green power export to BC’s grid
  • Interior of BC fibre supply dominated by sawmill residual chips and pulp logs
  • 280 full time employees
  • 1,000 indirect jobs in British Columbia
  • $400 million in economic contribution
  • Local property taxation of $300,000 annually
  • 90% of the mill’s energy comes from renewable sources with 39% reduction in greenhouse gases since 1990
  • 100% of power use is self-generated green electricity (maximum of 5% non-renewable fuels)
  • 100% of wood fibre is low risk using the FSC risk assessment process
  • Certified to FSC® and PEFC™ Chain of Custody
  • Robust health and safety program to help protect employees
  • Local donations program that focuses funds to cultural, athletic and other important aspects of the community
  • Proud corporate donor of East Kootenay Foundation for Health MALDI time-of-flight program

 SKOOKUMCHUCK MILL PROFILE 

  At Skookumchuck Pulp, we firmly believe that success is achieved through collaboration, positive management, continual improvement and re-enforcement of best practices. By these standards, we seek to continually improve environmental performance by setting, reviewing and updating environmental goals. 

SAFETY TRAINING

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