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Québec City, Québec, Canada

Consistent investments in equipment and process upgrades have resulted in a clean, modern and highly efficient facility able to handle the challenges it faces today and in the future.

Newsprint, commercial paper & paperboard products

Originally built in 1927 and purchased by White Birch Paper in 2004, Stadacona Mill produces newsprint and commercial paper grades with a combined annual capacity of more than 250,000 metric tons. In addition, the mill runs a paperboard machine that produces 45,000 metric tons per year of 100% recycled chip board and specialty paperboard products.

ISO-certified. Forest stewardship council certified.

fsc logoOver the years, Stadacona has benefited from numerous investments, including a thermomechanical pulp plant in 1990. Starting in 2004, the mill team initiated a series of investments to further improve environmental performance, product quality and overall efficiency. Today the mill’s products include newsprint, commercial papers (high-bright, super-bright, book-grade and directory), and a wide variety of paperboards. The mill has also expanded its paperboard capabilities to produce numerous specialty and colored grades. The mill is ISO-certified for quality and is also certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® for fiber supply chain-of-custody.

State of the art production processes

Named for an Iroquois village that was located a few miles from the mill, Stadacona benefits from local maritime, rail, and trucking transportation outlets that allow the mill to supply high-quality newsprint to customers across North America and overseas. The mill also benefits from state-of-the-art production processes that can be easily monitored and tracked. This provides for effective coordination between team members and makes the operation both lean and efficient.

Stadacona Location

The mill is located at the confluence of the Saint-Charles River and the Saint-Lawrence River, a scenic spot looking out over the historic Port of Québec and the Château Frontenac, the most photographed hotel in the world. And the mill is a short drive away from Old Québec, Québec City’s historic downtown area. The Laurentian Mountains region, a vast natural territory with the largest concentration of resorts in Eastern Canada, is less than an hour away. Québec City area offers an exceptional work-life balance in a mid-sized city that has more than its fair share of character and amenities.