Rivière-du-Loup, Quebéc, Canada
quality newsprint & specialty papers
When it comes to production efficiency and sustainability, the F.F. Soucy mill has long been a leader. F.F. Soucy was the first newsprint mill in North America to obtain ISO Standard certification for quality. More recently, F.F. Soucy’s dedicated employees have worked together to develop a wide variety of commercial and specialty papers for a wide variety of applications.
White Birch Paper continues to modernize the mill, most recently with robotics automation that has increased efficiency and reduced production costs. Today, the mill continues to be a place for innovation while delivering consistent quality newsprint and specialty papers to customers and markets worldwide.
a leader in efficiency and SUSTAINABILITY
In addition, the mill has been recognized for greenhouse gas reduction and water consumption control. The mill’s sustainability efforts have been recognized with recent certifications by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification and the Forest Stewardship Council®.
The F.F. Soucy mill produces approximately 265,000 metric tons of newsprint and specialty papers annually, utilizing two machines that have been listed as being among the top 10 in the world.
Innovation and New Product Development
The mill is named for François Florentin Soucy, a local entrepreneur who built a pulp mill south of the city of Rivière-du-Loup. The current F.F. Soucy mill, acquired by the Soucy family in 1963 and by BATO Company (now White Birch Paper) in 1973, continues to be a place where White Birch Paper looks to the future for innovation and new product development.
f.f. soucy mill LOcation
The mill’s location is as impressive as its history: it’s situated on a curve of the Rivière du Loup (“Wolf River”) as that river winds its way through the small city of the same name on its way to the nearby Saint Lawrence River. The city of Rivière-du-Loup, as the region’s leading economic municipality, is a crossroads of service and development with and a variety of established companies. It’s a perfect place for the F.F. Soucy mill: In a city that’s known for its sunsets, F.F. Soucy continues to look to tomorrow.