Norske Skog pulls the pin on Tasman Mill

Norske Skog pulls the pin on Tasman Mill
In its 66 years, the Tasman Mill produced 15 million tonnes of newsprint
Pattrick Smellie
Sixty-six years of newsprint production at the Tasman Mill in Kawerau will come to an end in 21 days following the announcement that Norwegian global wood processor Norske Skog will close the mill on June 30.The mill closure will cost 160 jobs in the timber town that also hosts pulp and packaging manufacturer Oji Fibre’s plant, also confusingly called the Tasman Mill.All workers will be paid full redundancy on a decision that had clearly been on the cards since a strategic review was commissioned last September.In recent weeks, Norske Sko...

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