Abitibi Power & Paper Company

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Abitibi Power & Paper Company

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The Abitibi Pulp and Paper Co. Ltd. was incorporated in 1912 to construct and operate a groundwood pulpmill on the Abitibi River at Iroquios Falls, Ontario. In 1914 the Abitibi Power and Paper Co. Ltd. was organized and acquired the assests of the Abitibi Pulp & Paper Co.. Newsprint paper machines were subsequently installed at the plant at Iroquois Falls, and power sites were developed to provide hydro electric power for the mill. A commercial sulphite pulp mill at Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario was also acquired. In 1928 Abitibi acquired five other Canadian newsprint companies including the Spanish River Pulp & Paper Mills Ltd.which owned the mill at Sault Ste. Marie. The unwieldly capital structure from these mergers resulted in Abitibi going into recievership in 1932. A Royal Commission Report was conducted into Abitibi's finances on March 1941. In April of 1946 the receivorship of Abitibi ended.


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