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Tembec Inc.
Traded as TSXTMB
Industry Paper and paper products
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Key people
James Lopez
Number of employees
approx. 6000[1]
Website www.tembec.com
Tembec mill in Kapuskasing.

Tembec Inc. is a paper company in Canada. Tembec has approximately 6000 employees[1] located in Canada, United States, and France. Tembec's operating divisions include Forest Products, Pulp, Paper & Paperboard, and Chemicals.

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

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]


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