Profile: Resolute Forest Products Inc (RFP.N)
21 Aug 2017
Resolute Forest Products Inc., incorporated on January 25, 2007, operates in the forest products industry. The Company offers a range of forest products, including market pulp, tissue, wood products, newsprint and specialty papers. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned or operated over 40 pulp, paper, tissue and wood products facilities in the United States and Canada. Its segments include 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.
As of December 31, 2016, the Company produced market pulp at seven facilities in North America, with total capacity of approximately 1.7 million metric tons. It also produces recycled bleached kraft pulp, northern bleached hardwood kraft (NBHK) pulp and southern bleached hardwood kraft (SBHK) pulp.
As of December 31, 2016, the Company produced tissue products at two facilities in North America, both located in Florida. With total capacity of approximately 63,000 short tons (over 57,000 metric tons), it operated three tissue machines and 11 converting lines. It 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, had a total annual capacity of 66,000 short tons (60,000 metric tons), as of December 31, 2016.
As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 16 sawmills in Canada that produced construction-grade lumber sold in North America, on the east coast. Its sawmills produce dimension spruce-pine-fir lumber and provide wood chips to its pulp and paper mills in Canada. As of December 31, 2016, it also operated two remanufactured wood products facilities that manufactured bed frame components, finger joints and furring strips, two engineered wood products facilities that manufactured I-joists for the construction industry, and one wood pellet facility, all of which are located in Canada.
As of December 31, 2016, the Company produced newsprint at 10 facilities in North America. 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.
As of December 31, 2016, the Company produced specialty papers at five facilities in North America. Its specialty papers segment is composed of uncoated mechanical papers, including supercalendered (SC) and white paper, as well as coated mechanical papers. Its specialty papers are used in books, retail inserts, direct mail, coupons, magazines, catalogs and other commercial printing applications. It 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