Profile: Resolute Forest Products Inc (RFP)
27 Feb 2017
Resolute Forest Products Inc., incorporated on January 25, 2007, offers a range of forest products, including market pulp, tissue, wood products, newsprint and specialty papers. The Company owns or operates over 40 pulp, paper, tissue and wood products facilities in the United States, Canada and South Korea, as well as power generation assets in Canada. The Company operates through five segments: market pulp, tissue, wood products, newsprint and specialty papers. It also sells green power produced from renewable sources, wood chips and other wood related products to customers located in Canada and the United States.
The Company produces market pulp at over seven facilities in North America, with total capacity of approximately 1.8 million metric tons. It also produces recycled bleached kraft pulp, northern bleached hardwood kraft pulp and southern bleached hardwood kraft pulp.
The Company produces tissue products at over two facilities in North America, both located in Florida. With total capacity of approximately 63,000 short tons (over 57,000 metric tons), it operates over three tissue machines and approximately 10 converting lines. The Company manufactures a range of tissue products for the away-from-home and private-label at-home markets, including recycled and virgin paper products, covering premium, value and economy grades. The tissue manufacturing and converting facility in Calhoun, Tennessee, has a total capacity of approximately 66,000 short tons (over 60,000 metric tons).
The Company operates over 15 sawmills in Canada that produce construction-grade lumber sold in North America, on the east coast. Its sawmills produce dimension spruce-pine-fir lumber and wood chips for pulp and paper mills, and wood residue it uses as fuel in its power cogeneration assets and other operations. The Company also operates approximately two remanufactured wood products facilities that produce bed frame components, finger joints and furring strips, over two engineered wood products facilities that produce I-joists for the construction industry, and approximately one wood pellet facility, all of which are located in Canada.
The Company produces newsprint at over 10 facilities in North America and approximately one facility in South Korea. It sells newsprint to newspaper publishers all over the world and also to commercial printers in North America for uses, such as inserts and flyers.
The Company produces specialty papers at over five facilities in North America. Its specialty papers segment is composed of uncoated mechanical papers, including supercalendered (SC), superbright, high bright, bulky book and directory papers, as well as coated mechanical papers and uncoated freesheet papers. Its specialty papers are used in books, retail inserts, direct mail, coupons, magazines, catalogs and other commercial printing applications. The Company sells specialty papers to commercial printers, direct mailers, publishers, catalogers and retailers in North America.
Resolute Forest Products Inc
111 Duke St Suite 5000
MONTREAL QC H3C 2M1