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Tembec Inc.
Traded asTSX: TMB
IndustryPaper and paper products
FateAcquired by Rayonier Advanced Materials
FounderFrank Dottori
Defunct2017 (sold to Rayonier for 475,000,000 $CAD)
Key people
James Lopez

Frank Dottori
Number of employees
3000 (2017)
Tembec mill in Kapuskasing.

Tembec Inc. was a paper company in Canada Founded by Frank Dottori. Tembec had approximately 3000 employees[1] located in Canada, United States, and France. Tembec's operating divisions included Forest Products, Pulp, Paper & Paperboard, and Chemicals.

The Forest Products Group comprised 31 manufacturing operations producing softwood lumber, engineered wood products, and specialty wood products. The Pulp, Paper & Paperboard Group consisted of 9 pulp manufacturing plants, 5 paper manufacturing plants and 1 paperboard plant. The Chemicals group produced resins, ethanol and lignin from the pulping discharge in five of its pulping plants.

In May 2017, it was announced that Tembec had agreed to a takeover offer by Rayonier Advanced Materials for CAD $320 million.[2] In July, Rayonier's offer was raised to CAD $475 million.[3] The deal closed in November.[4]

Company creation[edit]

Tembec was created in 1973 in the town of Témiscaming, in Quebec near the border of Ontario. The town's economic lifeblood, a pulp mill owned by a large multinational corporation, CIP, was shut down in 1972. The mill's former employees and Temiscaming residents gained national attention in their fight to save their jobs, and their efforts created a unique and unprecedented relationship among entrepreneurs, unionized employees, the community and several levels of government. The mill was purchased and Tembec came into being.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Tembec's U.S. subsidiary to liquidate four years after closing Louisiana mill", Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press, 25 April 2011
  2. ^ "Quebec's Tembec to be bought by Florida-based Rayonier". The Globe and Mail. May 25, 2017. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  3. ^ "Rayonier Advanced raises offer for Tembec to $475 million". BNN. July 24, 2017. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "New name and owner for Tembec". CBC News. Retrieved 2018-02-12.