Resolute Forest Products will lay off 111 employees as it permanently shuts down a paper machine at its Laurentide mill in Shawinigan, Que. The company said it made the decision after a drop in demand for the type of paper produced on that specific machine. The mill's paper machine No. 10 will stop producing on Nov. 26. CEO Richard Gar-neau said other factors played into the decision, including a strong Canadian dollar, rising freight and fuel costs and the continuing high cost of fibre. The Laurentide mill employs 388 staff over two machines, which produce a combined 350,000 metric tonnes per year of commercial printing paper. Machine No. 10 produced about 125,000 metric tonnes per year.
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