Equipment barged to Fortress Paper pulp mill project in Quebec

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Equipment barged to Fortress Paper pulp mill project in Quebec

July 29, 2010 - 12:24

THURSO, QC, July 29, 2010 (Local News) -For the town of Thurso, Que., a shot at economic renewal is literally arriving on massive barges in the Ottawa River.

Next month, the first shipment of bulky industrial equipment from Finland is scheduled to arrive in Thurso, in western Quebec. It will be used to transform the town's hardwood pulp mill into a facility that makes a key ingredient used in the manufacture of rayon, which is seeing big spikes in demand in Asia and elsewhere.

"We're looking forward to seeing those barges arrive," said Thurso Mayor Maurice Boivin.

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